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By: Ambereen Sleemi, MD, Surgical Director

At the end of October, IMR was invited to be on a panel of physicians who presented “Current Trends in Urogynecology”. This conference we sponsored by the Western Gynecology Association of Jamaica and Medicine in Action. I presented on genitourinary fistulas in developed and under-resourced healthcare systems, expanding on IMR’s work in Malawi, Liberia and Haiti. IMR has projects in these regions focusing in on surgical training in pelvic reconstruction and fistula repairs. Our work over the last few years in Liberia has been to work with the Liberian National Fistula Project, the Ministry of Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons to train the Ob/Gyn residents in pelvic reconstruction and basic obstetric fistula repairs. I also spoke about urogynecology issues that arise during pregnancy, ranging from the commonly seen complaint of urinary incontinence and the less frequent condition of prolapse in pregnancy. 

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