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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fistula Care Launches New Web Site

The Fistula Care Project is pleased to announce the launch of its new web site: Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Fistula Care is a global leader in building the capacity of developing countries to address fistula, a devastating vaginal injury that affects an estimated 2 million women and girls.

The Fistula Care web site is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in or working on issues related to fistula and maternal health. Sharing program insights and technical expertise, the web site offers a host of resources and tools, including:
  • Training guides and curricula
  • Communications and social mobilization materials
  • Journal articles and presentations
  • Technical updates and program reports
  • Country-specific updates on current activities
The web site also features stories of women whose lives have been transformed by fistula repair. Every day, Fistula Care helps prevent and treat fistula across 11 countries in Africa and Asia. More than 9,600 women received surgical repair between 2005 and 2008 through the support of USAID, the project, and its partners.

Additionally, detailed information about the project’s on-the-ground, country-specific activities is readily available and will be regularly updated.

The Fistula Care Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by USAID and managed by EngenderHealth. The project works to address the enormous backlog of women awaiting life-altering fistula repair, ensuring they receive timely and quality care from trained providers. At the same time, we work to remove barriers to emergency obstetric care that lead to fistula in the first place, so that women in labor get to the right place with the right services at the right time. The project is supporting a network of facilities offering a continuum of services, from emergency obstetric care, referrals, and family planning, to complex fistula repairs and advanced surgical training. Visit for more information or contact us at

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