Women's Genital Prolapse and Incontinence (Gondar, Ethiopia)
The Gondar Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is an initiative between the University of Gondar, College of Medicine; the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester; and the College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. The three universities are developing a research programme to study the epidemiology and impact of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI) among women living in Northern Ethiopia and to develop and evaluate conservative and surgical interventions for women which can be effectively delivered in community-based health care.
Given the challenges facing health services in Ethiopia and other low and middle income countries, and the importance of providing healthcare that is holistic and grounded in the needs and preferences of the community, it is imperative to explore the treatment uncertainties and concerns of women and other stakeholders. Working with the James Lind Alliance, this PSP has the objective of identifying these uncertainties in partnership with women, their families and communities and professional stakeholder groups.
The PSP is funded by Wellcome.