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Photo of Nicholas Kristof courtesy of Half the Sky Movement.

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At 90, This Doctor Is Still Calling

Fistula Foundation partner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Catherine Hamlin recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She was joined by women whose fistulas have been healed at the hospital she founded with her late husband in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At 90, This Doctor Is Still Calling By Nicholas Kristof We in journalism tend to cover…

Lincoln School in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica: 8th Graders Commit to Treating Fistula

Over the last two years, students in the 8th grade class at Lincoln School in Costa Rica have raised nearly $10,000 toward Fistula Foundation’s efforts to treat women who are suffering from obstetric fistula. Inspired by a teacher who has a passion for current affairs, the students have been committed to helping heal women with…

Izzy Howerton

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St. Louis, MO: Running for a Reason

Izzy Howerton is a runner who loves to go the distance. Earlier this year, she put her hobby to use by hitting the pavement for women with obstetric fistula. Inspired by a Global Action Project class, in which she learned about global issues and how to solve them, Izzy decided to take on the issue…

Natalie P.

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Hoboken, NJ: Student works to “Improve a Life”

This summer, we received a letter and generous contribution from Natalie P., at the time an 8th grader at Elysian Charter School in Hoboken, NJ. She had selected Fistula Foundation as the focus of her “Improve a Life” project for her Humanities class, a project through which students raise funds and awareness for a cause…

Members of Starfish Club at Brookline High

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Brookline, MA: The Starfish Club

In 2010, a then 12-year-old grade school student in Brookline, MA named Sarah Gladstone was inspired when she read the book Half the Sky: Turning Opppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She decided to act in support of women and girls suffering from the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula by creating The Starfish Project, through…

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CEO Kate Grant in The New York Times

CEO Kate Grant publishes a letter to the editor in The New York Times: Nicholas D. Kristof’s July 14 column features a fistula hospital in Niger financed by outside donors. The Fistula Foundation funds this hospital and others in 19 countries in Asia and Africa. The overriding conclusion to our work is that “one size…

Huffington Post Global Motherhood

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Fistula Foundation in The Huffington Post

In the midst of Royal Baby mania, a Huffington Post journalist mentions Fistula Foundation when encouraging readers to help moms in need in the developing world: Amid Royal Baby Hoopla, Moms Worldwide Deal With These 5 Devastating Maternal Health Issues (WHAT YOU CAN DO) By Eleanor Goldberg Because the media did all but install a…

Alysse Leite-Rogers

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Climbing Kilimanjaro in the Fight Against Fistula

The North Shore News reports on a North Vancouver, B.C. realtor who is raising funds for Fistula Foundation by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: ALYSSE Leite-Rogers, a Lynn Valley mother of three boys, felt overwhelmingly blessed. Back in 2006, she caught an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that tackled a topic she was unfamiliar with: fistula, a devastating…

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Mothers’ Day Movement

    The Mothers’ Day Movement began with a small group of women who were inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. After learning how much was spent annually in the United States on Mother’s Day celebrations for items like flowers, cards…

Priti Khanal

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Priti Khanal

Everyone who knows Priti Khanal of Jersey City, NJ, knows that her birthday party is always going to be an impressive celebration. And that’s why everyone who knows Priti was intrigued when she told them what she wanted to do for her 27th birthday: give it up in support of Fistula Foundation. Priti has been…

Raise for Women Challenge

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Raise for Women Challenge

Fistula Foundation recently participated in the Raise for Women Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and the Half the Sky Movement, that was designed to draw attention to women’s issues like ours. Participating organizations had one goal: to raise the most money over the course of the campaign in order to…

New York TImes Sunday Review

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Fistula Treatment Center in Niger

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof mentions Fistula Foundation in an article about a fistula treatment center in Niger: Where Young Women Find Healing and Hope By Nicholas D. Kristof THEY straggle in by foot, donkey cart or bus: humiliated women and girls with their heads downcast, feeling ashamed and cursed, trailing stink and urine….

Global Impact

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Fistula Foundation Named a Partner Charity of Global Impact

Global Impact announces its newest list of partner charities, including Fistula Foundation: Global Impact is thrilled to announce that it has added nine new partners to the Global Impact Charity Alliance. The Charity Alliance is made up of more than 80 nonprofit organizations, ranging from large agencies with worldwide recognition to charities providing vital services…

Columbia Star

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High School in South Carolina Raises $1500 for Fistula Foundation

The Columbia Star reports on students at Spring Valley High School in SC who raised an impressive $1500 for The Fistula Foundation: Spring Valley High School raises funds for the Fistula Foundation During the fourth quarter of the 2013 school year, Spring Valley Call to Action and Spring Valley National Honor Society raised $1,500 for…

Photography Exhibit by Veronica Gray

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Photographer Builds Awareness Through New York City Exhibit

Fistula Foundation supporter and photographer Veronica Gray, of Laguna Beach, California, has long been committed to bringing awareness to the plight of women suffering from obstetric fistula, and frequently puts her skills as a photographer to use to shine a light on this and other issues facing women. Veronica’s photos from a recent trip to…

Ayana and Her Mother

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5-year-old Turns a $25 Gift Into $900 in Matching Support

One of the Fistula Foundation’s youngest supporters is Ayana, a 5-year-old philanthropist-in-the-making who lives in western Canada. Ayana is adopted and wanted to do something to support women and girls living in her birth country of Ethiopia. Her mother, Lisa, is a Fistula Foundation supporter and activist who runs the Knit for Fistula – Blanket…