The partnerships set up by Fistula Group enable efficient, locally based and long-term work.

The Fistula Group program of the GFMER Foundation, based in Geneva, is entirely dedicated to the treatment, research and training about obstetric fistula (OF). Switzerland serves as a platform for the various partner institutions. It is from here that the various actions are coordinated and from which structural synergies in the areas of strategic orientation, communication and fundraising are derived.

Networking aims at mobilizing resources where they are and locate needs in countries heavily affected by OF. This collaborative work encourages the exchange of knowledge between the different partners, research institutes, universities and the terrain.