In 2014, we funded a fistula outreach project in northern Tanzania in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). This project featured a 2-month radio campaign to raise awareness, development of materials such as brochures and posters, and three 10-day rural outreach sessions. These outreach sessions were highly successful not only in educating the public about fistula, but also in identifying and recruiting new patients in need of surgery: all in all, 12 women were referred for treatment and received free fistula repair surgeries.
This article was originally featured in our Winter 2015 newsletter. Click here to read the entire newsletter.