First Ladies Move to Eliminate Obstetric Fistula and Protect Child Rights in West Africa

Original report by ECOWAS Niamey, 5 October 2017. First Ladies of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have affirmed their resolve to eliminate obstetric fistula, female genital mutilation, as well as gender-, female- and youth-based violence. The commitment was made at the end of their forum held in Niamey, Niger on 5 October 2017. […]

Bixby Center at UCSF publishes preliminary validation of post-fistula repair reintegration instrument

Article originally published in Reproductive Health (2017) 14:109. Authors: Alison El Ayadi; Hadija Nalubwama; Justus Barageine; Torsten B. Neilands; Susan Obore; Josaphat Byamugisha; Othman Kakaire; Haruna Mwanje; Abner Korn; Felicia Lester; Suellen Miller. Obstetric fistula is a debilitating and traumatic birth injury affecting 2–3 million women globally, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Affected women […]