January 13, 2021 (Washington, DC)—EngenderHealth welcomed the announcement today by US President-elect Joe Biden that he will nominate Amb. Samantha... View Article
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EngenderHealth Announces New USAID Award to Advance Global Momentum for Safe Surgery for Maternal Health and Voluntary Family Planningfamily planning fistula maternal health MOMENTUM press press release USAID
October 6, 2020 (Washington, DC)—EngenderHealth today announced it will lead a partnership, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development... View Article
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
EngenderHealth hosted a virtual panel on the USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project, with partners Population Council and Viamo, to discuss... View Article
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.
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.