Advancing Gender Equality
Funding doctors and surgeons treating low-income women at risk for obstetric fistula
Around 1 million women suffer from obstetric fistula—a painful and isolating condition resulting from high-risk childbirth. Operation Fistula wants to use data to bring that number down to zero.
Partnership start date: 2017
Total funding committed: $1,243,560
Region: Africa and Asia
What they do
Obstetric fistula is a destructive and isolating complication that occurs when a woman needs access to a c-section to safely deliver a baby, but is unable to access care. With the right care, it’s entirely fixable and preventable. Operation Fistula aims eradicate the condition by 2045 by directly funding surgeons and doctors who work patients and women at high risk for it.
What our partnership does
Using data, Operation Fistula wants to make the condition more visible. With the support of Tableau Foundation, Operation Fistula has built out a platform to collect demographic data on women with fistula, and the doctors and surgeons treating fistula patients.
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Visualizing the prevalence of obstetric fistula
Using Tableau, Operation Fistula's team of researchers created a compelling visualization of where this under-discussed condition is most common.See the Visualization