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Research to Action: Intervention to Reduce Barriers to Access Fistula Treatment in Nigeria and Ugandabarriers blog fistula treatment intervention reduce barriers
In 2014, Fistula Care Plus (FC+) partnered with the Population Council to conduct a literature review on barriers affecting women’s access to fistula services in low-income countries. Building on this, FC+ project and Population Council conducted formative, qualitative research in 2015 to better understand the specific barriers faced in Nigeria and Uganda and identify enabling factors that can alleviate the most salient barriers. Findings from these studies informed the design of a comprehensive information, screening and referral intervention aimed at reducing the awareness, financial and transportation barriers that impede women’s access to fistula treatment in Nigeria and Uganda.