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Conference Theme

Obstetric Fistula an Unacceptable Tragedy. End Now!

  • General Themes:
  • 1. Fistula Prevention
  • 2. Fistula Training
  • 3. Fistula Surgery + Trauma Surgery
  • 4. Physical rehabilitation and psychosocial reintegration
  • 5. South-South and North-South Partnerships


    The ISOFS Maputo conference will take place over a period of four days, starting with a two-day pre-conference workshop (at Maputo Central Hospital) and two more days for the official ISOFS conference (location to be designated).


    Pre-conference Workshop  Obstetric fistula surgeries and discussion of case studies; surgeons' workshop.

    Meeting of the International Working Group on Obstetric Fistula (IOFWG) 

    High Level Ceremony Official opening of the conference and a welcome cocktail for delegates, on the last day of the Pre-conference workshop.

    Official Conference  Panel and plenary presentations; discussion of topics in simultaneous parallel rooms; knowledge sharing sessions on best practices and innovation programs; networking and partnerships between countries; parallel activities such as exhibition/exhibits and interactive sessions.

    Closing Ceremony last day of the Conference, dinner and cultural program.