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New York Times: A Little Respect for Dr. Foster

In this article, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes about the life and work Fistula Foundation partner, Dr. Stephen Foster. Dr. Foster runs the Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango, one of the first four organizations we funded after adopting a global mission in 2009.  By Nicholas Kristof ONE sign of a landmark shift…

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Our Partner: Uganda Village Project

Uganda Village Project (UVP) works with marginalized populations in Iganga on issues related to health and sustainable development. One of their main projects is a ‘Fistula Ambassador’ program that was launched in 2014. Through this program, fistula survivors are identified and trained to become ambassadors in their communities – they raise awareness and identify and…

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Girls’ Globe: A Patient Ambassador

This post originally appeared on Girls’ Globe. For 24 hours, Loy labored in a small hospital in the Iganga District of southeast Uganda. The delivery was so difficult that it ruptured her uterus. Tragically, her baby did not survive. Doctors performed a hysterectomy, but a few days later Loy noticed she was leaking urine. She…

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Kitovu Hospital nurse honored by U.S. Embassy in Uganda

Winnie Nakalema, a nurse administrator at Kitovu Hospital in Uganda, was one of four women recently presented with the “Courageous Women in Uganda” award at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala. The award celebrates “ordinary women doing extraordinary acts at personal risk in an effort to uplift the communities they serve.” Staff at Kitovu Hospital call…

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How to calculate your impact

Our partners at The Life You Can Save have launched a new calculator that helps you understand the impact of your donation. Visit their site today to see just how much good you can do with your donation to Fistula Foundation and the eleven other charities recommended by The Life You Can Save.

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One Woman’s Story: Loy

Loy is the Fistula Coordinator at Uganda Village Project, one of our partner organizations based in Iganga, Uganda. She is also a fistula survivor. This is her story.

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Dr. Mulu Muleta Receives France’s Highest Distinction

Fistula Foundation partner surgeon, Dr. Mulu Muleta has been awarded the Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for her commitment towards the health of women in impoverished areas of Africa. Dr. Muleta has spent nearly 20 years as a fistula surgeon and currently lives in Ethiopia, where she provides fistula surgeries, surgeon…

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Your Donations at Work: Tanzania

In 2014, we funded a fistula outreach project in northern Tanzania in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). This project featured a 2-month radio campaign to raise awareness, development of materials such as brochures and posters, and three 10-day rural outreach sessions. These outreach sessions were highly successful…

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Madeline Sheron

Supporter Spotlight: Madeline Sheron Madeline Sheron first learned about fistula after reading Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women and Girls Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. She was so inspired that she wanted to do something to help – she brought Half the Sky to her book club and then decided…

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2014 ISOFS Conference

Fistula Foundation was proud to participate in and cosponsor the 2014 International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The weeklong conference was an opportunity to bring together stake – holders from all over the world to assess progress in the fight against fistula, recent innovations, and strategies for moving forward. Attendees gave…

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New Project in Rwanda

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…

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Uganda Village Project

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, set off for East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight…

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FIGO Surgeon Training at Gynocare

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…

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Paving the Road to Postpartum Recovery

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation Days after delivering a stillborn child, Umuhoza had grown terribly ill, She was running a fever, barely able to walk and incontinent. Her mother grew increasingly concerned and knew she had to get Umuhoza to a hospital, even though it was hours from their rural village in northwest Rwanda….

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The Better Angels

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation Scottish nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, continues to fight for her health in Royal Free Hospital in London, as the Ebola virus ravages her body. Infected while serving as a volunteer nurse for Save the Children in Sierra Leone, Cafferkey has been hospitalized for more than two weeks. Thankfully, the Hospital…

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