Rates of obstetric fistula and other maternal morbidities are believed to be exceptionally high in Nepal, yet awareness is low and there are very few facilities providing fistula services in the country. Kathmandu Model Hospital is our third and newest partner in Nepal, and they are working to create the first comprehensive fistula care program in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city. This program will provide 50 free surgeries initially, as well as a community education and outreach campaign, training of nurses and community health workers, purchase of new equipment for the fistula ward, and counseling/social reintegration services for fistula patients.
This article originally appeared in our Fall 2014 newsletter. Click here to read the entire newsletter.