Obstetric Fistula

Remembering Dr Hamlin

A humble yet incredibly passionate humanitarian, after moving to Ethiopia in 1959, Dr Hamlin dedicated the rest of her life to treating women and girls with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia and other countries.

Tribute to Dr Catherine Hamlin

FIGO's Fistula lead, Gillian Slinger, shares a warm and moving tribute to Dr Catherine Hamlin, who has passed away peacefully at her home in Addis Ababa, aged 96...

Communication, Collaboration and Coordination to End Fistula

The latest IJGO supplement asks for honest answers to a complex question: just how far have we come in the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula?

Obstetric fistula: new research, new techniques

As part of our IJGO Special Issue: Obstetric Fistula, FIGO spoke to Dr Rachel Pope, Guest Editor, author and co-author about the critical role of research and collaboration to close the treatment gap.

Fistula: Where We Currently Stand

The latest IJGO supplement, co-authored by FIGO's Dr Andrew Browning and ISOFS, investigates where we currently stand on the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula...

Celebrating thousands of Fistula surgeries

2019 has been the year that we have started to see the fruits of our persistent efforts since the FIGO FIstula initiative was launched as we were celebrating thousands of surgeries being reported month after month.

Celebrating 10,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries

The FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative celebrates a major milestone in the fight against obstetric fistula: 10,000 fistula repair surgeries.

In Yemen, Ending Fistula under Armed Conflict

Dr Bilquis Al-Jailani shares her story as a surgeon working to help women with obstetric fistula in a humanitarian crisis

In Madagascar, stories of fistula can make a difference

FIGO's Fistula Surgery Training Initiative puts the human rights of women suffering obstetric fistula first. Dr Fidèle Rakotoarivololona from Madagascar shares his story...

À Madagascar, les histoires peuvent faire la différence

La fistule obstétricale est une blessure catastrophique de l’accouchement. C'est un problème de santé publique et de droits humains négligés. Le docteur Fidèle Rakotoarivololona, qui travaille à Madagascar, raconte son histoire...