Throughout Africa, millions of women do not have access to adequate medical care.
With the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD), Dr. Scott Eder has been traveling to Niger, West Africa and Rwanda for the last seven years to volunteer his medical expertise and service to women in Africa. The International Organization for Women and Development, Inc. (IOWD) is committed to working with the Nigerien and Rwandan people in creating a self sustaining program that addresses the repair and rehabilitation of the fistula condition in women in these African countries. On his seven trips to Niger and Rwanda, Dr. Eder provided medical education to the doctors and nurses as well as obstetrical and gynecological care to many women in need.
Dr. Eder returned to Rwanda in fall of 2013. In addition to providing medical care, he also provided education to the healthcare providers about minimally invasive hysteroscopy treatments. He worked with Hologic, the manufacturer of the hysteroscopy equipment to donate a system to Muhima Hospital. A wonderful article about his recent visit can be found here.
For his work in Africa, Dr. Eder was nominated for the Physician Humanitarian Award by the Princeton Healthcare System in 2008.
Dr. Eder is delivering a baby at the Gazobe Maternity Hospital.
The Nigerian women have been waiting for weeks for the visiting doctors and nurses.