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Charles-Henry Rochat

rochat@deckpoint.ch

Charles-Henry Rochat

FMH Specialist in Operative Urology
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New-York
Associate Professor of Urology, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Cotonou, Benin
Codirector of the Executive Committee of the GFMER
GFMER Director of "Obstetric Fistula Program"
Member of Fistula Committee of FIGO (Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique)
Member of OFWG (International Obstetric Fistula Working Group)
Bureau Member of AFOA (Association des Fistules Obstétricales d’Afrique)

Charles-Henry Rochat is a urologist surgeon sharing his activities between new technologies as robotic surgery and humanitarian medicine. Pioneer in laparoscopic surgery and author of the first laparoscopic prostatectomies in Switzerland since March 1999, he was then led to the creation of the Multi Disciplinary Center of Laparoscopic Robotic Surgery opened in 2003 at the Clinic Generale Beaulieu in Geneva. He has a wide experience in robotic prostatectomy and he is co-coordinator of the European multicenter study on the results of this technique. He is the author of articles and book chapters in this area.

His commitment to the humanitarian field has been marked by numerous missions in war surgery before he choosed an education program more focused on continuity. Since 1993 he developed a treatment, training and prevention program, in the field of obstetric fistula. This model is now recognized internationally.

In Benin, residents of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health work with Dr Charles-Henry Rochat, a Swiss urologist of the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research at St Jean de Dieu Hospital in Tanguieta Benin. Dr Rochat began working in Benin in 1993 and has established an obstetric fistula program that serves women from Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and other neighboring countries. Worldwide, at least two million women and girls live with obstetric fistulae and 50,000 to 100,000 develop one yearly. Often a direct result of obstructed labor, obstetric fistulae are now rare in countries where women are educated and emergency obstetric care is accessible. Therefore, traveling to Benin offers a rare and unique experience. Residents and fellows will operate with a world-renowned surgeon, Dr Rochat, and his team and learn the basic surgical techniques of obstetric fistulae repair.

In recognition of his humanitarian activities the Sovereign Military Order of Malta awarded him of the Cross of Commander pro Merito Melitensi.

Publications, abstracts

  • Mabeya H. Characteristics of women with obstetric fistula in the rural hospitals in West Pokot, Kenya. Paper presented at: Postgraduate Training in Research Methodology and Reproductive Health; 2004 March; Geneva. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Medical_education_En/PGC_RH_2004/Obstetric_fistula_Kenya.htm.
  • Mahendeka M. The management of vesico and/or recto-vaginal fistulae at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania, East Africa: A retrospective study. Paper presented at: Postgraduate Training in Research Methodology and Reproductive Health; 2004 March; Geneva. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Medical_education_En/PGC_RH_2004/mahendeka_review.htm.
  • Tebeu PM, Rochat CH, Mevoula Onana D. La femme porteuse de fistule obstétricale préfèrerait se cacher à défaut de se suicider : une expérience de Maroua, Cameroun. Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 2005 Oct 28. Available from: .https://www.gfmer.ch/Activites_internationales_Fr/PDF/Fistule_Maroua_2005.pdf.
  • Tebeu PM, Rochat CH, Mevoula Onana D. Un travail d'information/éducation et d’interrogatoire des femmes fréquentant les services de maternité permettrait d'identifier un grand nombre de femmes vivant avec une fistule obstétricale : une expérience de Maroua, Cameroun. Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 2005 Oct 10. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Activites_internationales_Fr/PDF/Fistule_depistage_2005.pdf.
  • World Health Organization. Obstetric fistula: guiding principles for clinical management and programme development. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2006. Available from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241593679_eng.pdf.
    Chapter 3: Fistula Surgeons: Ambaye Wolde Michael, Michael Breen, Andrew Browning, Baye Assane Diagne, Lucien Djangnikpo, Ludovic Falandry, Brian Hancock, John Kelly, Kallilou Ouattara, Tom Raassen, Charles-Henry Rochat, Shershah Syed, Ann Ward and Abdulrasheed Yusuf.
  • Rochat C-H, Merialdi M, Harris-Requejo JA, Kulier R, Koppenhoefer S, Campana A. A Web-Based Collaborative Database for Monitoring Fistula Patients: Clinical and Public Health Significance. Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 2007 Mar 19. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Presentations_En/Pdf/Fistula_database_Rochat_2007.pdf.
  • Maqsud M. Obstetric fistula prevention in South Asia. An overview. Paper presented at: Training Course in Reproductive Health Research; 2007 Feb-Mar; Geneva. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Medical_education_En/PGC_RH_2007/pdf/Obstetric_fistula_South_Asia_Maqsud_2008.pdf.
  • Eglin G, Blanchot J, Colas J-M, Rochat C-H. Fistules urogénitales. In: EMC Gynécologie. Editions Elsevier Masson SAS; 2008. [220-A-10]. Available from: http://www.em-consulte.com/article/163223#AFF4
  • Hounasso PP, Rochat Ch-H, Kulier R. Classification des fistules vésico-vaginales et son importance pour les données de base. Fondation Genevoise pour la Formation et la Recherche Médicales, 27 Mars 2008. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Activites_internationales_Fr/PDF/Fistules_Hounnasso_2008.pdf.
  • Tebeu PM, de Bernis L, Boisrond L, Le Duc A, Mbassi AA, Rochat CH. [Knowledge, attitude and perception about obstetric fistula by Cameroonian women.] Prog Urol. 2008 Jun;18(6):379-389. [PubMed]
  • Nathan LM, Rochat CH, Grigorescu B, Banks E.  Obstetric fistulae in West Africa: patient perspectives. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Fistule obstétricale: principes directeurs pour la prise en charge clinique et le développement de programmes. Genève: Organisation mondiale de la Santé; 2009. Available from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789242593679_fre.pdf.
    Chapitre 3 : Chirurgiens spécialisés dans le traitement de la fistule obstétricale : Michael Ambaye, Michael Breen, Andrew Browning, Baye Assane Diagne, Lucien Djangnikpo, Ludovic Falandry, Brian Hancock, John Kelly, Kallilou Ouattara, Tom Raassen, Charles-Henry Rochat, Shershah Syed, Ann Ward et Abdulrasheed Yusuf.
    GFMER a financé la traduction française de ce document.
  • Tebeu PM, de Bernis L, Doh AS, Rochat CH, Delvaux T. Risk factors for obstetric fistula in the Far North Province of Cameroon. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Oct;107(1):12-15. [PubMed]
  • Tebeu PM, Rochat CH, Delvaux T. Perception and attitude of obstetric fistula patients about their condition: report from Regional Hospital Maroua-Cameroon. Paper presented at: Second ISOFS Conference; 2009 Nov 25-27; Nairobi, Kenya. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Presentations_En/Pdf/Perception-attitude-obstetric-fistula-Tebeu-2009.pdf.
  • Tebeu PM, Fomulu JN, Mbassi AA, Tcheliebou JM, Doh AS, Rochat CH. Quality care in vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula: case series report from the regional hospital of Maroua-Cameroon. Pan Afr Med J. 2010 Apr 27;5:6. Available from: http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/5/6/full/
  • FIGO and Partners. Global competency-based fistula surgery training manual. London: FIGO; 2011. Available from: http://www.endfistula.org/webdav/site/endfistula/shared/documents/publications/Web%20Manual%20Eng.pdf.
    CH Rochat is a member of the FIGO Fistula Committee.
  • FIGO et ses Partenaires. Manuel de formation à la chirurgie réparatrice de la fistule. London: FIGO; 2011. Available from: http://www.endfistula.org/webdav/site/endfistula/shared/documents/publications/Manuel.pdf.
    CH Rochat est un membre du Comité de la Fistule de la FIGO.
  • Rochat CH, Gueye SM, Colas JM, Dumurgier C, Falandry L, Blanchot J, Eglin G, Tebeu PM. Fistules vésico-vaginales (FVV) et fistules obstétricales (FO). EMC Techniques Chirurgicales - Urologie. 2011;41-175.
  • Tebeu PM, Kongnyuy E, Rochat C. Quality care for rectovaginal fistula. The International Journal of Obstetric Trauma. 2011 Oct 16;1(1):7.
  • Tebeu PM, Fomulu JN, Khaddaj S, de Bernis L, Delvaux T, Rochat CH. Risk factors for obstetric fistula: a clinical review. Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Dec 6. [PubMed]
  • Tebeu PM, Maninzou SD, Kengne Fosso G, Jemea B, Fomulu JN, Rochat CH. Risk factors for obstetric vesicovaginal fistula at University Teaching Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Sep;118(3):256–8. [PubMed]
  • Rochat AS. Accoucher en brousse: du rêve au cauchemar. Travail de maturité d'Anne-Sophie Rochat, Collège Claparède, Genève. Janvier 2013. Available from: https://www.gfmer.ch/Activites_internationales_Fr/PDF/TM-Anne-Sophie-Rochat-2013.pdf