To realize her mission, ISOFS works in cooperation with national and international health care providers, academic centers, and educators with expertise and interest in the obstetric fistula, and these are what the conferences are to achieve
The International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeon (ISOFS) is the leading international professional body for those engaged at the forefront of the prevention of obstetric fistula, treatment and rehabilitation of women with fistula.
Success Rate in VVF Management
Annual Sensitization Workshops
Involvement in Health Research
UNPFA reports that Obstetric Fistula is a Widespread Problem in South Asia. ISOFS in Asia doing a lot to change the story.
There are very active members of ISOFS managing sensitive Fistula health research projects in Western European (represented by Dr. Steven Arrowsmith)
Dr. Dr. Farzana W. Jebran is the Middle East Representative of ISOFS overseeing the activities of committed members in line with ISOFS goals.
ISOFS has representatives in West Africa (Prof. Oumarou Sanda) , Central Africa (represented by Dr. Leon Mubikaye), East Africa (Dr. Fred Kirya), North Africa (Dr. Fred Kirya) and Southern Africa (Dr. Rachel Pope),
ISOFS has membership representatives in different countries of America
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ISOFS was primarily setup to tackle the spread of Obstetric Fistula in Asia and Africa. Today, with the awareness made, we have more Fistula Health related manpower than when we started.
We are also interested in rehabilitation of women with fistula who have experienced long isolation. To achieve this, we partner with communities, National and International agencies to achieve this
Our team of experienced Fistula health professionals across Africa, Asia and Europe have been of use in training help hands to fill the gap created from time to time.
ISOFS owns and Manage an online research Journal , a repository for recent finding in Fistula related health research. We also publish quarterly Newsletters on developments in Fistula Health Communities around the world. You can follow us by subscribing to our Newsletters on this website.
ISOFS hold regular annual conferences in different parts of the world. The 2020 (8th) conference of the society will be held in Mozambique after the recently hosted event in Nepal, South East Asia.
Membership is in two categories as given below.
Membership of ISOFS is in two categories namely;
1. Fistula Surgeons: This a category for members who are professionally trained (both practicing and retired) Fistula Surgeons
2. Non - Fistula Surgeons: This is a category are members who are not Fistula Surgeons but practicing in related discipline. Non-Medical practitioners who are stakeholders can also be considered.
Terms apply visit the membership registration page, fill and submit the form available there
Membership is renewed annually. The information on Membership fees and renewal are as given below.
ISOFS MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION
Annual Renewal fees
Full Member Fistula Surgeon
Annual Conferences are usual announced prior to each conference year. We advise that you subscribe to our newsletters and receive regular and well timed updates on such and other activities of ISOFS. That way you won't miss out on information about the next conference. You can also click here to contact us for more information on this.
Our Journal publications are done once per year. We advise you to visit out online journal for all the required information on how to publish and when to publish. Click here to visit our journal
ISOFS is an young organization, developed with few dedicated fistula surgeons from Africa and Asia. We have made great strides with members from Europe too.
At present ISOFS has more than 300 members from all over the world, specially from Africa and Asia. ISOFS is working with several partners who are having same goal of improving quality of life of women.
Western European Representative
Middle East Representative
West Africa Representative
East Africa Representative
Central Africa Representative
Please save the date for the 8th International Conference of the Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) to be held from 19-20 November 2020 in Maputo, Mozambique. A pre-Conference meeting will take place on 17-18 November 2020.
Day 1, 4th April In the Beginning of March 2017, I was invited by Physicians Across Continents (PAC) to join a team of Surgeons on a ‘risky’ journey to save Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) patients in Mogadishu Somalia.
International Journal of Obstetric Trauma (IJOTR) is calling for research paper for consideration in her current edition.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN ISOFS REGIONAL MEETING - MALAWI 2019 01/May/2019 Southern African Regional Meeting for Malawi is slated for October 2019.
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital is offering a $3,000 grant for research in obstetric fistula.
Denis Mukwege (/m?k?we??i/; born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specializes in the treatment of women who have been raped by armed rebels