Posts Tagged Obstetric Fistula

Global Fistula Map Presented at International Conference

From left to right, Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and me.

More than 300 delegates gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh last week at the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) Congress 2012. The […]

Global Fistula Map Cited by U.N. Secretary General

Global Fistula Care Map

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy activity last week, it was nice to see the Global Fistula Map—published by Direct Relief, the […]

Fistula Repair Surgery Restores Hope for Young Kenyan Woman

Beatrice

Many women with obstetric fistula suffer for years or decades before they are able to access surgical treatment. Fortunately for Beatrice, who […]

Partner Spotlight: Edna Adan University Hospital, Somaliland

Edna Adan (left) meets with patients.

Somaliland is a difficult place to be a woman. Childbirth in particular brings with it serious risks. Lack of access to trained […]

Obstetric Fistula: A Devastating But Fixable Womens Health Issue.

Fistula Repair Tools Gynocare Fistula Center, Eldoret, Kenya

Chances are, you haven’t heard of obstetric fistula. That’s because American’s haven’t suffered from fistula since the 19th century, when a fistula hospital stood […]