Fistula Care (FC) assists countries in strengthening the capacity of surgeons and hospitals to provide fistula repair. It also works to help countries increase access to and timely use of emergency obstetrical care; increase understanding about abstract fistula and the steps to prevent it; provide support to women for social reintegration; and conduct research to strengthen the quality and efficiency of fistula services. The project operates in 10 countries, and previously supported an additional 3 countries through Mercy Ships. USAID also supports bilaterally and regionally funded projects in five countries. Fistula Care assists USAID/Washington in monitoring fistula activities Agency-wide and in reporting on this area of congressional interest.
This evaluation provides the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Global Health (GH)/Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition Office (HIDN)/Maternal and Child Health Division (MCH) with an independent midterm assessment of the FC Project.