For International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF) the RCOG are showcasing a multidisciplinary range of individuals involved in the prevention of fistula and its consequences.
They give their motivation for working to end fistula, highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary team in treating women, and call for an holistic approach that looks to repair both the physical and psychosocial effects of fistula.
Alison is a consultant gynaecologist and has worked with projects treating obstetric fistula in Ghana, The Gambia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Ed is an obstetrician and gynaecologist working with CW+, the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, at Kitovu Hospital, Uganda.
Ranee is a consultant urogynaecologist with an interest in perineal trauma.
Helen is a consultant obstetrician who has worked on different fistula projects in Uganda for several years.
Jac is a visual artist whose practice is mainly in the field of medicine. Her Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula collection is being exhibited in New York City this year.
Gill is a senior women’s health physiotherapist who has supported Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in their education and training since 2008.
Jude is a midwife who has developed projects in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Kenya and Madagascar with Freedom from Fistula Foundation.
Suzy (Sohier) is a consultant gynaecologist and the author of the FIGO Global Competency-Based Fistula Surgery Training Manual.
Listen to audio recordings from Kitovu Health Care Complex:
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