We are thrilled to introduce one of our newest partners, Gihofi Hospital in Burundi. Providing competency-based surgeon training in fistula identification and treatment is a top priority of this project. Experts will train new surgeons in Burundi based on the standardized fistula manual recently developed by FIGO. This increase in the number of qualified fistula surgeons in Burundi, along with provision of necessary medical supplies and equipment, will result in women having greater access to fistula care services. Through this project, Gihofi Hospital hopes to perform 200 surgeries in the next year.
This article was originally featured in our Winter 2014 newsletter. Click here to read the entire newsletter.