|Reporting Organization:||Fondation mères du monde en santé|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 102,353|
|Timeframe:||October 26, 2016 - December 31, 2017|
Dr. Jacques Corcos
Fondation mères du monde en santé
|Rwanda - $ 102,353.00 (100.00%)|
|Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (70 %)|
|Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)|
|Health Promotion & Education (10 %)|
Since 2011, we have been working to reduce the prevalence of obstetric fistula in Africa, by improving conditions for childbirth and through surgical treatment.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Adolescent females Older adults, women|
|Descriptors:||Other Urban Rural Women living with obstetric fistula.|
|Total Direct Population:||50|
|African and Canadian medical personnel trained|
|Medical and surgical treatment provided|
|Prevention and awareness programs developed|
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.
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.