Treating and preventing obstetric fistula in Rwanda 2017

Reporting Organization:Fondation mères du monde en santé
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 102,353
Timeframe: October 26, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Dr. Jacques Corcos
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Fondation mères du monde en santé

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Rwanda - $ 102,353.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (70 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)

Health Promotion & Education (10 %)

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Since 2011, we have been working to reduce the prevalence of obstetric fistula in Africa, by improving conditions for childbirth and through surgical treatment.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Older adults, women
Descriptors: Other Urban Rural Women living with obstetric fistula.
Total Direct Population: 50
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African and Canadian medical personnel trained
Medical and surgical treatment provided
Prevention and awareness programs developed
Rehabilitation assisted
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

We will continue organizing two surgical missions per year to treat fistula and train local personnel. We will also implement a research project to better understand the women’s experience and develop a community-based fistula prevention program.

Achieved Results

Since 2016, we have offered free fistula repair surgery to more than 50 women and have worked with the health providers at the Musanze Hospital to increase local surgical capacity.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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