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EngenderHealth mourns the loss of Dr. Isaac Achwal, a long-time advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights who passed away earlier this month.
The Hands that Heal Obstetric Fistula
The USAID-supported Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project at EngenderHealth and the Maternal Health Task Force recently co-convened two meetings on obstetric fistula in Boston, from July 8-11.
Fistula Care Plus Panel at International Congress of Midwives 2014
EngenderHealth has been awarded Fistula Care Plus, a new five year fistula repair and prevention project, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). With a project ceiling of $74.49 million, this award will be the largest U.S. government-funded effort to date to focus on fistula, a devastating childbirth injury.
Global and local leaders from EngenderHealth, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Fistula Care, a program led by EngenderHealth and funded by USAID since 2007, will share lessons learned and chart the way forward toward achieving a fistula-free generation. USAID, EngenderHealth, and other partners have improved access to and quality of fistula care—both prevention and treatment—at 57 health facilities in 15 countries across Africa and Asia.
To mark the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, EngenderHealth recognizes the achievements to date in fistula prevention and treatment and calls for an end to this devastating women’s health condition.
Watch the live webcast from the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In March 2012, radical Islamists seized the city of Gao, in northern Mali, including the local hospital. The rebels forced fistula clients to flee into the streets -- but 12 of the 15 patients who had been hospitalized for fistula repair at the time of the attack have now been located.