Obstetric fistula is a debilitating childbirth related injury. Caused by prolonged obstructed labor without access to timely, high quality medical care, the injury causes chronic incontinence. In 90% of cases, the baby does not survive the traumatic delivery. Fistula is both treatable and preventable. Using art as a vehicle for advocacy, this exhibition seeks to raise the profile of obstetric fistula as a critical global development challenge, and mobilize support for the programs and partnerships working to eradicate this silent tragedy.
Fistula Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and Kupona Foundation present Resilience: Artist Perspectives on Obstetric Fistula, an online component to the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula exhibition. This virtual art gallery showcases Dr. Saorsa’s work, as well as the work of other professional artists who have lent their talents to raising awareness of obstetric fistula, as an opportunity to educate audiences and touch existing supporters.
Jac Saorsa’s website can be visited at http://drawingof.wordpress.com.
Original pieces from the collection and exhibition catalogs are available for sale for the duration of the exhibition. 50% of artwork sales and 100% of catalog sales will benefit Kupona Foundation as they work with partners to treat and prevent obstetric fistula in Tanzania. If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact Alexandra Cairns (email@example.com).