Event: Panel on Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse Next Week

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, followed by a reception from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

RSVP to attend at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC

This Wilson Center event, Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities, supported by the MHTF, will feature a panel presentation of the newest data and best practices from those who work most closely with maternal morbidities like obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse. Both morbidities illustrate the global imperative to address non-wealthy nations’ lack of access to preventative and curative health services, which creates insurmountable barriers to overcoming preventable and treatable maternal morbidity and mortality. Areas covered will include recent developments such as Fistula Care Plus Project’s breakthrough on surgical methods. It will be a chance for both policy experts and practitioners in the field to exchange ideas and learn what works, what doesn’t work, and what gaps in data or supplies still exist.

A reception will follow the event at 5:00 pm. It will feature the Advocacy Project’s quilt made by survivors of uterine prolapse in Nepal.


Erin Anastasi, PhD
Technical Specialist, Obstetric Fistula, Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, United Nations Population Fund

Dr. Lauri Romanzi
Project Director, Fistula Care Plus Project, EngenderHealth, Inc.

Mary Ellen Stanton
Senior Maternal Health Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development


Sandeep Bathala
Senior Program Associate, Wilson Center

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Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Francesca.Cameron@wilsoncenter.org. Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004


Want to attend but can’t?
The event will be live webcasted. To view the live and archived webcast, visit the event page.