USAID has supported over 50,000 fistula repair surgeries to women, but many still lack access to this critical surgery that can restore their sense of empowerment, their ability to work, and their role in their community. New findings in Nigeria and Uganda have identified key barriers to seeking fistula care and improve fistula programs as well as future steps to accelerate progress.
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More than 30,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries Supported by USAID
USAID commemorates today’s first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by celebrating a milestone in global maternal health. Read more >>
Photo Essay: Community Volunteers Help Women Suffering from Fistula in Guinea
The average Guinean woman will have six children during her lifetime, but due to the lack of obstetric care, many develop fistula, a painful injury that is especially traumatic due to the stigma associated with it. During obstructed labor, a baby’s head may be pressed against his mother’s pelvic bone, cutting off circulation to tissue […]
Repairing Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria
Women with fistula are stigmatized among their peers and by society in general. Read more >>