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Ruth Tenzer Feldman

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Let’s Help Millions of Women and Girls

Author Ruth Tenzer Feldman writes about Fistula Foundation in a blog post about the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: Let’s Help Millions of Women and Girls I was on vacation on May 23rd, ten time zones away from home. I had no idea that the United Nations, after years of discussing and planning, had…

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Spring Valley Raises Funds for the Fistula Foundation

Students of Spring Valley High School in SC are profiled in the school’s online blog, Viking Update, for their terrific work raising $1,500 for Fistula Foundation: Spring Valley Raises Funds for the Fistula Foundation During the 4th quarter of the 2013 school year, Spring Valley Call to Action and Spring Valley National Honor Society raised…

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Obstetric Fistula: No Longer A Neglected Tragedy

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation In September of 1994, the world community gathered in Cairo for the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It was the largest intergovernmental conference on population and development ever held, producing a comprehensive Programme of Action that remains today as both touchstone and framework for the…

Fistula Foundation Supporter Spotlight

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Kimberly Robinson

“I am proud to have supported the Fistula Foundation for the last eight years, and even more proud to announce that Fistula Foundation has been accepted into the Employee Matching Gifts prog ram at The Walt Disney Company Foundation! Disney employees worldwide can now have their donations matched, up to $15,000 per employee, per calendar…

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Vince Gallagher

Vince Gallagher has shared Fistula Foundation’s work through lectures about the impacts of globalization since 2009, raising a significant amount of funds in the process. “It is devastating that women are still treated as property; that many suffer so much in childbirth and are then cast aside to live in isolation. When I realized one…

Your Donations at Work: Bangladesh

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Your Donations at Work: Bangladesh

                          The Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh  is the only organization providing fistula repair surgeries in southern Bangladesh. Fistula Foundation is proud to support their work to heal women. Please help us continue to support their work by making a…

Frankly Speaking - NTV Bangla

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NTV Bangla’s “Frankly Speaking” Features CEO Kate Grant

                        Zahir Alam, host of NTV Bangla’s “Frankly Speaking” interviews Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant, founder of our partner site Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, and our current Medical Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith. The interview was recorded November…

Our Hero: Edna Adan

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Meet Our Hero: Edna Adan

                          Edna Adan could have done anything when she retired, but she decided to cash in her life savings and build a hospital in Somaliland for women and children in the Horn of Africa. Watch her story and learn what she’s doing to…

Ayana's Piggybank

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Ayana’s Piggybank

Ayana is 5. She could have spent the contents of her piggybank on anything, but she chose to give her $25 to Fistula Foundation, to be used for treating women with fistula in Ethiopia. Will you match Ayana’s $25 donation and help to heal even more “womens” suffering from obstetric fistula?

Fistula Foundation News

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Training the Trainers: Standardizing Fistula Surgery Training Worldwide

The biggest single obstacle to increasing treatment for the number of women with fistula is the lack of appropriately trained fistula surgeons. That’s why Fistula Foundation partner FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) created the first-ever Global Competency-Based Training Manual, a groundbreaking tool released last year that many believe will change the landscape of…

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The Muslim Mother Teresa

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation I hope I live to see the day where a humanitarian hero is referred to as theChristian Edna Adan. Who’s Edna Adan? The short answer: she’s a nurse-midwife, founder of a hospital bearing her name, who’s saving and changing the lives…

CEO Kate Grant addresses Woodrow Wilson Center

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CEO Kate Grant Speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center

On September 27, 2012, Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant participated on a panel at The Wilson Center entitled “Programmatic and Policy Recommendations for Addressing Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse.” Watch her portion of the presentation in this video clip. Other panelists represented UNFPA and EngenderHealth. For the full panel presentation, click here.

Goni's Story

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One Woman’s Story: Goni from Ethiopia

Goni lives in Ethiopia. Married at a young age, she became pregnant soon after. Her labor became obstructed and she lost the baby. The obstructed labor resulted in a fistula that left her incontinent; her husband left her soon after. At the age of 15 she underwent a successful fistula repair surgery at Gondar University…