THERAPY

In 25 years more than

women treated

HISTORY

1993

DR ROCHAT’S ENCOUNTER WITH FRERE FLORENT.
1ST FISTULA SURGERY IN TOGO.

1993, Afagnan Hospital, Togo. In the operating room, Doctor Rochat discovers the obstetric fistula.

PATIENTS

Women operated since 1993 as part of surgical missions in Benin:

near 2000

Mission report April 10-24 2019

1996

THE TANGUIÉTA MODEL IS DEVELOPED FROM BENIN.

It takes into account all aspects of global management of obstetric fistulas with also a social reintegration component.

FELLOWSHIPS

12 training grants (Benin-Togo) and 1 in Madagascar in 2019

24

2002

CREATION OF FISTULA GROUP, A PROGRAM INTEGRATED TO THE GFMER FOUNDATION.

GFMER conducts programs focusing on maternal health in developing countries.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Publications since the origins of Fistula Group:

+ 24

2004

FIRST COOPERATION WITH CAMEROON.

20,000 women are victims of fistula in Cameroon. In addition, there are 2,000 new cases per year. Only 30% of them manage to be taken care of.

PATIENTES CAMEROUN

Femmes opérées au Cameroun depuis le début du programme :

308

2004

FIRST COOPERATION WITH BURKINA FASO.

Collaboration initiated with the NGO Sentinelles with the support of UNFPA.

BURKINA PATIENTS

Women operated on in Burkina Faso since the start of the program:

near600

2004

FIRST COOPERATION WITH GUINEA CONAKRY.

Beginning of the partnership with the dpt. of urology of the Faculty of Medicine, the Guinean Ministry of Health and EngenderHealth.

GUINEA PATIENTS

Women operated on in Guinea since the start of the program:

near1000

2007

FIRST COOPERATION WITH CHAD.

Transversal collaboration with MSF which ended in 2013.

CHAD PATIENTS

Women operated on in Chad between 2007 and 2013:

164

2008

FIRST MISSIONS IN COTE D’IVOIRE.

IVORIAN PATIENTS

Women operated on in Côte d’Ivoire since the start of the program:

46

2008

FIRST MISSIONS IN MADAGASCAR.

Since 2019, cooperation with Madagascar is intensifying. The partnership with SALFA makes it possible to initiate a large-scale program on a particularly disaster-stricken island.

MALAGASY PATIENTS

Women operated on in Madagascar since the start of the program:

136

Mission report October 18 – November 4 2019