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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Translating Global Family Planning Commitments into Local Action: The ExpandFP Project in Uganda, Tanzania, and the DRCblog crowd360 drc expandfp project family planning local action tanzania uganda
The experiences in Tanzania, Uganda, and the DRC demonstrate that global commitments coupled with local actions can achieve positive results. There is much to build on in terms of progress—and there must be continued investment by governments and donors to achieve sustainability, for the health and well-being of women and families today and for generations to come.
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.