USAID, DOD Interagency Project Trains Bangladeshi Surgeons To Perform Fistula Surgeries
USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Partnering to Improve Women’s Lives in Bangladesh
Kristen Byrne, the strategic communications and outreach specialist for USAID’s Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation, discusses the birth complication of obstetric fistula and how USAID’s Fistula Care Plus project “trains doctors and nurses to perform fistula surgery and provide expert pre- and post-operative care and work in communities to prevent fistulas through access to quality, timely care during labor. … USAID and DOD collaborated on a joint medical mission in November 2016 to train local Bangladeshi medical personnel on improved techniques for fistula repair and prevention. The training was possible through a one-year interagency agreement between USAID and the U.S. Army Pacific Command (PACOM)…” (3/7).