EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.

EngenderHealth has worked in Nigeria since 1985, and since 2007 we have focused on preventing and treating obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. To do so, we train doctors and nurses to perform fistula repair surgery, and we partner with hospitals and health centers to improve or introduce emergency obstetric care so that laboring women who reach a hospital in time will not develop fistula. In addition, we support health facilities in building awareness about fistula prevention, maternal health, and family planning services. From 2007 to 2013, we trained more than 450 Nigerian nurses and doctors to perform fistula repair surgery, and we supported 10,284 fistula repair surgeries.

Our work today continues to strengthen fistula prevention and treatment in Nigeria by expanding our efforts to build community awareness and increasing our focus on the integration of family planning services with fistula and maternal health care.

 

EngenderHealth implements the Fistula Care Plus project, the largest U.S. government-funded effort to date to focus on treatment and prevention of fistula. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Fistula Care Plus conducts a full range of efforts to restore the dignity of women suffering from fistula and to address the causes of obstetric fistula so that new cases may be prevented.

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To learn more about EngenderHealth and how you can help, call 212-561-8000 or explore our web site.  For media requests or to arrange speaking engagements, please contact the Communications & Marketing Department at publicist@engenderhealth.org or 212-561-8000.

EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

EngenderHealth Hosts Media Round Table on Fistula Prevention in Nigeria

It is in a bid to increase public awareness on how to prevent fistula, the USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project, managed by EngenderHealth, is organising a journalists’ round table on fistula prevention on February 2 – 4, 2017 in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

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