USAID program for the prevention and treatment of vaginal fistula.

  title={USAID program for the prevention and treatment of vaginal fistula.},
  author={Peter S. Macdonald and Mary Ellen Stanton},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={99 Suppl 1},
The cornerstone of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) fistula program is to support and strengthen local capacity for fistula repair. The USAID program includes support to upgrade facilities, enhance local surgical repair capability, allocate equipment and supplies to operating rooms, implement quality improvement systems, and cover the women's transportation costs to and from the treatment facilities. The program also offers training in clinical and counseling skills… CONTINUE READING