Voice of America

US-Based Fistula Foundation to Launch Zimbabwe Pilot Program

An interview with Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was featured on Voice of America Zimbabwe this week. The interview focuses on the physical and social consequences of obstetric fistula and a pilot program in Zimbabwe to help women suffering from fistula get the treatment they need.   US-Based Fistula Foundation to Launch Zimbabwe Pilot Program…

Girls' Globe

More Than a Number

September 22, 2014 By Kate Grant, CEO, Fistula Foundation This week, the international aid world will convene in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly to discuss data, procedures, progress or perhaps lack thereof. But it’s important to remember that behind all of these facts and figures are women like Shefali*. At age…


Eldoret centre accredited by global obstetric fistula agency

BY KENNEDY LESIEW This article was also published on AllAfrica and KenyaNews247. Gynocare Fistula Center Foundation is the first institution in Kenya to be accredited as fistula training centre by the International Federation for Gynecology and Obstetrics. Programme director Lindsey Pollaczek said the foundation will spend Sh175 million in the next three years on the Action…

Kate Grant Peter Barber AMA/AMAF Award

2014 AMA/AMAF Award goes to…Kate Grant!

SILICON VALLEY CEO NAMED “2014 NONPROFIT MARKETER OF THE YEAR” Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant Recognized for Nonprofit Vision, Results and Impact Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was recognized by the American Marketing Association (AMA) and American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) for her visionary leadership of the organization for the past nine years. Ms. Grant…

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, www.informedbirthchoices.org….

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…

Supporter Spotlight - Kids Helping Kids

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Palo Alto, CA: Students Put On Benefit Piano Concert

On May 31, 2014, students Timothy Yang, Mason Lau, Ray William and Rose William of Palo Alto, California hosted a piano concert at their local Unitarian Universalist Church. They generously donated all proceeds to charity, and we were honored to be one of their chosen benefactors! These talented young musicians practiced for months to perform…

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