It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women and girls around the world live with fistula and there are thousands of new cases every year. Fistula is all too common in Africa and Asia, but it is treatable and almost always preventable.
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EngenderHealth’s USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus project, with partners Panzi Foundation and Mama, LLC, hosted a webinar to discuss the impact of... View Article
Original post on Fistula Care Plus. Each year on May 23, the global community commemorates the International Day to End... View Article
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.
Fistula Care Plus Panel at International Congress of Midwives 2014
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.
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.