The Population Council, in collaboration with Fistula Care Plus and EngenderHealth, conducted implementation research to understand whether a comprehensive information, screening, and referral intervention reduces transportation, communication, and financial barriers to accessing fistula screening, diagnosis, and treatment in Uganda. Following a baseline assessment, researchers implemented a multi-pronged intervention utilizing a mobile hotline, transport voucher, and mass media tools to increase community awareness. This brief provides key messages and recommendations for overcoming barriers hindering access to fistula care services. Health systems and external stakeholder support are essential for sustaining trends.
Barageine, Justus, Charity Ndwiga, Hassan Kanakulya, and Pooja Sripad. 2019. "Reducing barriers to accessing fistula repair: Implementation research in Uganda," Fistula Care Plus Brief. Population Council.
Reducing Barriers to Fistula Care