NGOs and agencies active in the field of obstetric fistula


(ADE Burkina) Autour de l'Enfant Burkina

Burkina ADE is a humanitarian organization based in Marseille, which aims to promote the health of mother and child in Burkina Faso. For nearly 10 years, ADE concentrates its activities in the health district Boromo the heart of a large rural area in the center of the country, halfway between the capital Ouagadougou and Bobodiolassou second city. In areas where infant and maternal mortality rates are the highest in the world, ADE tent alongside doctors, midwives and nurses CMA (Medical Center with surgical antenna) to improve the monitoring of pregnancies, delivery conditions the care of newborns and young mothers.


Association of African Obstetric Fistula

Purpose : Training operators of OF in Europe to transmit and train operators in Africa

Resource expertise available to NGOs

Partnerships with NGOs


Equilibres & Populations is a Paris-based.

NGO created by physicians ans journalists in 1993. E&P has a regional office in Burkina Faso.

E&P is a member of several consortia, including Coordination sud and EuroNGO's.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, Einstein is home to 2,775 faculty members, 722 M.D. students, 243 Ph.D. students, 128 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and approximately 350 postdoctoral research fellows at our Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies. More than 8,000 Einstein alumni are among the nation’s foremost clinicians, biomedical scientists, and medical educators.



Established in 1992 through the combined effort of development professionals and individuals wanting to get involved in international solidarity or humanitarian aid initiatives, ESSOR is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that carries out development projects in Portuguese-speaking and French-speaking countries, particularly Brazil and Mozambique.

Today, our organisation includes seven employees in France, one in Brazil, seven in Mozambique and one in Cape Verde. ESSOR also benefits from the support of rund 15 volunteers in France.

Voici le lien : fistula initiative



Gynaecology Without Borders

Gynaecology Without Borders provide assistance in health development and to carry out any medical intervention for the poorest countries and people in the fields of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The means of action of the association include the holding of meetings and regular meetings, the publication of newsletters, "the letter GSF" and in general all initiatives that help to achieve the purpose of association.


The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organisation established in 2002. It is supported by the Department of Health of the Canton of Geneva, the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Geneva, the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, and the Geneva Medical Association, and works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). GFMER is a WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction.


MATRES - MUNDI is an NGO founded in 1996.

Their main objective is to improve maternal and child health in countries under development.


Médecins sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders,    is a secular humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic disease.

Médecins Sans Frontières was created in 1971 by a small group of French doctors in the aftermath of the Biafra secession, who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national borders.

The organization is known in most of the world by its French name or simply as MSF.



Wounded innocence is a terrifying state of grace.
An important moment of neglected suffering which is not
alleviated either by the pretence of remedies from so-called experts, nor by the tinkling bells of distracted comforters.



The United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.