Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali

The project builds on the successes of the USAID-funded Fistula Care Project in Mali (2008–2013) to expand access to high-quality treatment and prevention services for obstetric fistula, including making fistula repair services routinely available within health facilities and building the capacity of health workers to prevent, diagnose, and treat the condition effectively.


Project activities include increasing the number of surgeons in Mali who can perform fistula repair surgeries; conducting fistula repair campaigns in project regions; and preparing selected health facilities to offer services on a routine basis. Additional activities focus on reducing stigma, increasing community knowledge, recruiting and transporting clients for fistula repair campaigns, and providing clients with psychosocial support.


  • Mali>Bamako
  • Mali>Gao
  • Mali>Kayes
  • Mali>Koulikoro
  • Mali>Sikasso


  • Health

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