Each year on 23 May, the global community commemorates the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF). The day, set by the United Nations, aims to recognize the struggles of women living with fistula, a devastating health condition caused primarily by prolonged/obstructed labor and, increasingly, by unsafe obstetric or gynecological surgery. IDEOF also recognizes the […]
Nigeria to Mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
PRESS RELEASE: Abuja, Nigeria – May 23 marks the annual International Day to End Fistula (IDEOF). Set aside by the United Nations, the day is meant to rally support and draw attention to activities targeting the elimination of fistula around the world. Annual commemorations help to raise awareness and remove taboos and misconceptions around fistula, […]
UN Adopts Resolution on Obstetric Fistula
On December 18, 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on obstetric fistula. The resolution calls for increased support to accelerate progress on Millennium Development Goal 5, which aims for improved maternal health and the elimination of fistula.
It’s all about the women!
It’s all about the women! Support for Togolese Women from a Myriad of Partners
One of the greatest pleasures of my work as director of the FC+ project is to recognize that amidst so many world challenges, there are individuals and groups who care deeply about women, their reproductive health, and their future. Today as I write this message, Dr. Kindy Diallo, an eminent and highly skilled surgeon from Guinea, a country racked by Ebola in some parts, is in Sokodé, Togo working in partnership with Togolese surgeons, providing life-changing surgery to 100 women with obstetric fistula.