Fistula Foundation believes no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world. That’s why we’re dedicated to ending the suffering caused by obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor that renders a woman incontinent – an injury that can only be treated through surgery.
What We Do
Obstetric fistula affects the poorest women in the poorest countries. We work closely with partners on the ground to provide life transforming surgery to the most women possible.
Where We Work
We support treatment at 38 sites in 19 countries in Africa and Asia. We are the largest private charitable foundation supporting fistula treatment globally. Support from our generous donors allows women living places like Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to receive free, high quality fistula repair surgeries that can change their lives forever.
We do one thing: treat obstetric fistula.
We work closely with carefully selected doctors and hospitals to fund fistula treatment, surgeon and provider training, and upgrades to facilities and equipment.
Number of Fistula Surgeries Funded