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14.10.2019: mission repair surgery UNFPA/SOLFA, Kisantu

The UNFPA ( United Nations Population Fund) runs a global programme around HIV, family planning, reproductive and sexual health and also genital fistulas. As recent as last year we have crossed paths with them in the RDC where they organize regular but punctual campains on genital fistulas and carry out surgical missions. To combine and streamline efforts, SOLFA together with the Belgian non-profit organisations Fistula Aid and Médecins du Désert have agreed to an informal cooperation with the UNFPA. This collaboration is particularly aimed at providing the highly necessary expertise and teaching to the local medical teams. This informal cooperation resulted in an UNFPA mission in Kisantu on top of our owen missions. Especially Dr Jean Ndundu and Dr Mathieu Loposso showed skills acquiered through the years of intense training with SOLFA. UNFP decided to recognize Kisantu as the reference point for fistula problems for the Province of Kongo Central. The fact that we actively focus on prevention, established a permanent incontinence programme and built a home to facilitatie patient care defenitly impressed UNFPA

During this mission 20 patients recieved repair surgery 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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