July 4, 2022

AAUW Hosts Presentation on the Fistula Care Project

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lower Connecticut Valley Branch and EngenderHealth will be hosting an evening of hope and inspiration on May 11 at 7.30 p.m. as Karen Beattie, Project Director of EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care project, shares insights into how women’s lives are being transformed after surviving fistula, a devastating condition that results from prolonged, obstructed childbirth, and what you can do to help.

Karen Beattie

Ms. Karen Beattie, Project Director of Fistula Care will be the keynote speaker. Ms Beattie, a medical anthropologist, has more than 30 years of experience in international reproductive health and family planning specialist.

EngenderHealth is a leading global reproductive health organization that works in 29 countries. The non-profit organization trains local health professionals to provide high quality care to women and men, and partners with governments and communities to make sure that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care project, represents the largest U.S. government investment in fistula prevention and treatment and is transforming women’s lives at 74 sites across 10 countries in Africa and Asia.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Founded in 1881, AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

The event will take place at St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Old Saybrook, CT. It is free and open to the public however, space is limited. Please contact Sheila McPharlin at (860)395-5554 or sheilamcp@hotmail.com to reserve your seat.