Established in 2015 by Professor Jan-Paul Roovers and Dr Stephen Jeffery the Pelvic Floor Foundation of South Africa was created out of the need for advancement in the outcomes of pelvic floor dysfunction repair surgeries.
The founders shared passion for research has led to the development of a number of innovative procedures and medical devices. Professor Roovers and Dr Jeffrey have collaborated internationally and have collectively trained hundreds of surgeons.
In 2019 the Foundation started a project for addressing obstetric fistula in rural communities. Fistula surgery is currently very complex – Dr’s require special training and the surgery is also unaffordable to those affected. PFFSA is currently researching and developing an intervention which will remove these barriers as the application will be simple enough that local physician can perform the procedure.
The Pelvic Floor Foundation focuses on the following:
Pelvic organ prolapse – Stress urinary incontinence – Menopause
Wound healing – Surgical education in laparoscopic surgery – Animal research – Esthetic surgery