Research to Action: Intervention to Reduce Barriers to Access Fistula Treatment in Nigeria and Uganda

By Elly Arnoff, Program Associate – Evaluation & Research, EngenderHealth   Women with fistula are often among the most impoverished and marginalized members of society. Obstetric fistula is a rupture between the vagina and bladder and/or rectum that occurs when a woman has a prolonged labor or obstructed delivery, and does not access emergency obstetric […]

The unsung hero in transporting women with fistula to Kitovu Mission Hospital

Simon Ndizeye, Monitoring & Evaluation Program Associate, FC+ Uganda When assessing the contribution of fistula teams in providing prevention and treatment services at hospitals, there is a tendency to only focus on those involved in direct service delivery. Fistula surgeons, nurses, counselors, and theatre staff among others are integral, yet there are other support staff […]