US-Based Fistula Foundation to Launch Zimbabwe Pilot Program

An interview with Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was featured on Voice of America Zimbabwe this week. The interview focuses on the physical and social consequences of obstetric fistula and a pilot program in Zimbabwe to help women suffering from fistula get the treatment they need.

By Tatenda Gumbo

The Fistula Foundation, an American-based organization, which caters for women with birth complications, is set to launch an obstetric fistula treatment scheme in Zimbabwe, targeting women who find themselves ostracized by families and communities.

In a program supported by the Fistula Foundation earlier this year, 14 Zimbabwean women suffering from birth injuries were operated on by Ethiopian-based Fistula surgeon Dr. Ambaye Wolde Michael of the Women and Health Alliance.

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 2 million young women are living with untreated obstetric fistula in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

To read the full article and listen to the interview, click here.


Published 23 September 2014

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