AFG’s support for Engender Health’s Fistula Care continues

Fistula HouseAt AFG, we are proud to be a part of the efforts of Engender Health (EH) to end the suffering and improve the lives of Guinean women with obstetric fistula. This year, we were able to provide:

12 surgical instrument kits – Each of these sets contains all the tools and equipment necessary for a doctor to operate on hundreds of women throughout the year.

40 individual fistula kits – These packages contain all the medication and disposable implements that each woman will need to go through surgery.

30 hospital bed mattresses and portable medication carts for the maternity ward in Kissidougou.

Our staff presented this contribution to EH, who will distribute the supplies as needed, during the celebration of their 2nd Fistula Day in Guinea, an event organized every year to raise awareness about the condition. Representatives from the government and NGOs attend the affair every year to reaffirm their commitment to preventing and treating this illness. We will continue to look for ways to lend our support to our partners in this endeavor. We are in preliminary talks with EH about getting involved in an initiative aimed at providing economic opportunities to women who, because of their condition, have been reduced to abject poverty with no means of relief available to them.

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