Welcome International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons

  • Enlightening the victims
    Taking advantage of group meetings
  • 1st Fistula Health Conference
    A direct interaction with the stake holders
  • Come on board today!

    Share the burden of eliminating fistula & other related health diseases

  • Welcome to ISOFS
    South Asian Working Group on Fistula during her First Formal Meeting

ISOFS - Who We Are

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. It is the platform, where all fistula surgeons, organizations and personals committed to working for obstetric fistula in the globe, stands together with the goal to make the world fistula free. 

ISOFS Mission is to promote the highest standards of obstetric fistula care for women in a safe, effective and ethical manner. To realize this mission ISOFS works in cooperation with the national and international health care providers, health/academic centers, providers and educators with expertise and commitment in obstetric fistula management. 

ISOFS is an young organization, developed with few dedicated fistula surgeons from Africa and Asia. 

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.


Reports & Affiliate Publications

Evaluation Reports - 2002 till date

A collection of Evaluation Reports from 1992 till date.
Have free Access to a collection of several evaluation reports by Kees Waaldijk who is often refered to as the most experienced OFS in the world...

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Interesting Publications

Special articles from our journal

Make a good use of exceptional articles from our Journal and elsewhere by members...

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Obstetric Fistula Surgery Art and Science

Comprehensive Manual for Trainees
Training Manual: cohort analysis in 2,500 consecutive vvf/rvf patients...kees waaldijk MD PhD
Chief Consultant Fistula Surgeon

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Workshops & Conferences

Greetings from NEPAL! ISOFS invites you to her VII International Conference

With pleasure, we invite the entire distinguished International and National delegates to actively participate in the upcoming 7th International Conference of the Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons.

Venue: Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Date: December 5, 2018 – December 9, 2018
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Fistula camp helps women and girls in Sierra Leone regain their dignity. Source: UNFPA. 12 June, 2018

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the community.” 

Ms. Kanneh’s labour was difficult, and without adequate care, her baby was stillborn. And her pain didn’t end there. “It was only after the delivery that I started leaking urine, and my life hasn’t been the same since,” she said

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A Cross Section of the South Asian Working Group on Fistula during her First Formal Meeting ....

Meet the South Asia Working Group of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons.

The picture here is of the First Formal Meeting:

Venue:    Kathmandu, Nepal

Date:      April 8, 2017

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Prof. Oladosu Ojengbede President
Dr. Syed Shershad Vice President
Prof I. Sunday-Adeoye Secretary-General
Dr. Justus K. Baragaine Treasurer
Dr. Sayeba Akther South Asia Rep.
Dr. Igor Vas Southern Africa Rep.
Dr. Farzana W. Jebran Middle East Rep.
Prof. Oumarou Sanda West Africa Rep.
Dr. Steven Arrowsmith Western/European Rep.
Dr. Leon Mubikaye Central Africa Rep.
Dr. Iladin North Africa Rep.
Dr. Fred Kirya East Africa Rep.
Dr. Marie Tebeu Auditor
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