International Nepal Fellowship (INF) focuses on three main areas in its work on fistula: surveillance, prevention, and treatment in remote areas of Western Nepal, where there are currently no other organizations working on this issue nor any hospitals that are able to surgically treat fistula. With support from Fistula Foundation, INF has been able to purchase critical medical equipment (including a much-needed new ultrasound machine) in order to conduct fistula clinics and treat women in the region. They also recently trained 261 health workers and 136 community members in four districts to help better identify patients and direct them to available treatment.
This article originally appeared in Fistula Foundation’s Summer 2014 newsletter. Click here to view a PDF of the entire newsletter.