Over the last three years, Fistula Foundation has provided gradually increasing support for the Evangel Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Center (EVFC) in Jos, Nigeria. Led by experienced Nigerian surgeon Dr. Sunday Lengmang, EVFC continues to impress us with their dedicated work to the end the suffering of women with fistula in Nigeria.
In the last six months, over 150 fistula surgeries have been provided to women in need and nearly 100 patients in the field have been screened and referred for treatment, when appropriate. This year, EVFC also hosted their first annual Fistula Survivors Reunion. This three-day event was attended by over 200 women and was an opportunity to reconnect, share stories, raise awareness, and receive follow-up care at the Center. The reunion also featured a session for husbands to discuss ways to reduce stigma and encourage other men to support their wives, sisters, mothers, or daughters living with fistula.