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A game-changer for fistula in Kenya

  In 2014, we launched our Action on Fistula program with Astellas Pharma EMEA, and built something powerful; a nationwide network with the potential to end fistula in Kenya. Learn more at this link.

The Need in the Congo: HEAL Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been called “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” Decades of instability have left the majority of the population in poverty, and the maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Access to quality healthcare is limited, particularly in rural areas….

Margaret’s Story

Margaret received free treatment through Fistula Foundation’s Action on Fistula program. In this video, she shares her story.

International Day of the Midwife: Edna Adan

International Day of the Midwife is a day to observe the myriad health contributions midwives provide in their communities, helping women deliver safely and preventing injuries like obstetric fistula. Edna Adan – Somaliland’s first certified nurse-midwife – has a dream to train and place 1,000 midwives throughout her country, helping to ensure safe delivery for…

Gynocare Video October 2016

Gynocare Women’s & Fistula Hospital

Last year, hundreds of supporters stepped in to help us build a hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. Thanks to an outpouring of support from one generous anonymous donor, employees of Astellas Pharma EMEA, and Fistula Foundation donors, the new Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital celebrated its grand opening in fall 2016 and welcomed its first patients…

#GivingTuesday Video – November 29, 2016

Join the global #GivingTuesday movement and help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season! After a long week of indulging in Thanksgiving feasts, Black Friday deals, Small Business Saturday sales and Cyber Monday madness – isn’t it time there was a day for giving back? Well now there is! November 29th is Giving Tuesday, a…

Celebrating 20,000 Women Treated

Fistula Foundation has just passed a major milestone: since adopting a global mission in 2009, support from generous donors like you has enabled the delivery of life-changing fistula surgery to 20,000 women! In this short video, you’ll see some of the faces of women that you and our partners have helped to treat. Read more about…

Front Lines: Two Surgeons on Fistula Surgery

Drs. Mulu Muleta and Ambaye Wolde Michael are dedicated fistula surgeons we are proud to partner with through Women and Health Alliance International. In their own words, hear them describe what it’s like to work in this field, and what drives them to help deliver care to women who are suffering.   You can help:…

Mother’s Day Video: Sarah’s Story

This Mother’s Day is a special one for Sarah. Sarah Omega, our communications officer in Eldoret, Kenya, is a fistula survivor and maternal health advocate. Raped at the age of 19, she endured a lengthy obstructed labor and gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. She also developed a fistula. Thinking treatment was impossible, she lived…

Gifts That Heal Model Video

Meet Our 2015 “Model” Supporters

In October 2015, several supporters near our San Jose office volunteered to come in for our first-ever Gifts That Heal photo shoot. They helped us build a terrific catalog of images that we hope will help demostrate how our gift items look and feel on real people! Check out the catalog here. In this video, we take…