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 devastates the lives of too many of the poorest women in the poorest countries in the world. We work closely with dedicated and proven local doctors to provide high quality life-transforming care 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.
We achieve more, dollar for dollar, than any charity you’ll find
For us, thrift is a core value. We keep our overhead low because money saved can be put toward life-transforming surgeries for women. But don’t just take our word for it.
Take a look at our ratings from every industry watchdog group.