Silky Kisses

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Supporter Spotlight: Silky Kisses

We all sleep. Why not sleep on a deliciously luxurious silk pillowcase, better yet one whose proceeds support women suffering from fistula? Silky Kisses is a non-profit organization in Australia that “focuses on positive giving through shopping” – 100% of net profits from the sale of their pillowcases are donated to Fistula Foundation. Since 2013,…


Action on Fistula: New partnership a ‘game changer’ for women in Kenya

On May 23, the United Nations’ International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Astellas Pharma Europe, Ltd., the European headquarters of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., announced that Fistula Foundation had been selected as the focus of the organization’s flagship corporate giving program, which aims to provide treatment to women who suffer from obstetric fistula in Kenya….


Your Donations at Work: Uganda

Many people don’t realize that finding fistula patients can be just as difficult as treating them! Fistula is such a traumatizing and isolating condition that women are often reluctant to come forward, and some are not even aware that they have a medical condition for which treatment is available. Our partners at Uganda Village Project…


Your Donations at Work: Nepal

International Nepal Fellowship (INF) focuses on three main areas in its work on fistula: surveillance, prevention, and treatment in remote areas of Western Nepal, where there are currently no other organizations working on this issue nor any hospitals that are able to surgically treat fistula. With support from Fistula Foundation, INF has been able to…


New Staff Spotlight

We are delighted to welcome four new staff members to Team Fistula! Niki Friedman: Niki is Fistula Foundation’s new Office Manager. Previously, she worked at Response, a program of Jewish Child & Family Services in her hometown Chicago that focused on empowering adolescents through education, support and outreach. Ashley Burke: Originally from Monterey, California, Ashley…

Supporter Spotlight - IBC

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Maryland/DC: Informed Birth Choices

  Informed Birth Choices (IBC) is an organization in the Maryland/DC area that offers childbirth classes and doula services to the community. In May, they held a car seat safety event and fundraiser for Fistula Foundation that raised $250! The following is part of a blog post about the event, reprinted from their website,….

group of fistula patients

Partner Spotlight: Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is our biggest partner in Tanzania and the largest indigenous provider of disability and rehabilitation services in the country. It is one of few facilities in Tanzania to provide comprehensive, high-quality fistula services on a permanent basis and accounts for approximately one-third of all fistula surgeries performed annually…

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