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    Health Workers in Ethiopia

Now available from Fistula Care :

Fistula Orientation for Health Workers

Fistula Care's implementing partner in Ethiopia, IntraHealth, has developed materials in English to train health workers on obstetric fistula prevention, identification, and pre-repair care.  The course contains a facilitator's manual (PDF, 1.3 MB), a participant handbook (PDF, 604 KB), ten modules, a variety of visual aids, and supplementary handouts.

Module 1: Introduction (PDF, 677 KB)

Module 2: Overview of safe motherhood and global maternal morbidity and mortality (PDF, 705 KB)

Module 3: Female reproductive system (PDF, 830 KB)

Module 4: Essential components of antenatal care and emergency obstetric care (PDF, 708 KB) with cards for facilitators (PDF, 69 KB) (including birth preparedness, complication readiness and recognition of danger signs)

Module 5: Prevention of prolonged/obstructed labor (including use of the partograph) (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Module 6: Obstetric fistula--definition, causes and contributing factors, and impact on affected women (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Module 7: Obstetric fistula--identification and diagnosis (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Module 8: Pre-repair care and referral for women with obstetric fistula (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Module 9: Principles of postoperative care and reintegration of women after obstetric fistula surgical repair (PDF, 683 KB)

Module 10: The roles of families, community and the health care system in prevention and care for women with obstetric fistula (PDF, 726 KB)

Fistula Orientation for Community Members

IntraHealth has also developed materials to orient community leaders about safe motherhood and obstetric fistula. Staff who work with fistula patients lead the one-day orientation with specific community groups, such as local authorities, women’s associations, or community health workers. This presentation (PDF, 622 KB) provides an English overview of the Ethiopian maternal health context and fistula’s causes and prevention, ending with the important ways that different groups can be of support.

Other tools and resources from Fistula Care include:

D'autres outils et ressources de Fistula Care :

Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services (PDF, 2.8MB) Données pour la prise de décision (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Family Planning for Women and Couples following Fistula Repair (PDF, 949 KB)
La planification familiale pour les femmes et couples après une réparation de la fistule (PDF, 1 MB)
Digital Stories Facilitator's Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB) Témoignages sur la Fistule Obstétricale (PDF, 2.76 MB)
Informed Consent in Fistula Care (PDF, 630 KB) Le consentement éclairé au traitement de la fistule (PDF, 617 KB)

Client-Centered Reproductive Health Counseling Following Fistula Repair (PDF, 164 KB)

Assistance socio-psychologique en santé de la reproduction axée sur la cliente à la suite d’une réparation chirurgicale de la fistule (PDF, 169 KB)
Quick Reference Chart for Contraceptive Methods (PDF, 162 KB)
Tableau de référence rapide pour les méthodes contraceptives (PDF, 167 KB)
Diagnosis of Obstetric Fistula Chart (PDF, 767 KB) Tableau de diagnostic de la fistule obstétricale (PDF, 232 KB)
Job Aid: Diagnosis of Obstetric Fistula (PDF, 261 KB) Fiche de travail: Diagnostic de la fistule obstétricale (PDF, 232 KB)



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