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A Fistula Surgeon’s Perspective on Strategies to Fight Fistula

There is global consensus on the need for improved access to quality and sustainable fistula care and training services; postoperative social-reintegration services; additional research and consistent allocation of resources for this cause.

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Pursuing a Standard of Care for Training New Fistula Surgeons

As demand for repair grows, there is an urgent need for development of a standard of care for training skilled fistula surgeons.

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A ‘Community Engagement’ Approach to Treating Fistula in Guinea

Citizen volunteers are at the front lines of a community-driven initiative for saving lives and preserving health for women in Kissidougou.

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Midwives: First Responders for Preventing Fistula

The midwife is the first point of referral for the pre-conceptual, the pregnant, the labouring, the post-natal mother, the skilled attendant for the new born; teacher, guide, support, medical helper. And a first-responder in preventing fistula.

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Preventing Obstetric Fistula: A Public Health Priority

In addressing obstetric fistula, there is a tendency to emphasize the treatment side. But while fistula treatment is important, fistula prevention actually deals with the causes.

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Transforming Women’s Lives: Synergies for Success in Treating Obstetric Fistula

Providing comprehensive care for fistula survivors demands a coordinated group effort, from finding women in need of repair, to transporting them to services, to reintegration.

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