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Raising Awareness Through Quilting

Mary Ann McCammon Yamhill, OR Mary Ann has always been interested in improving the lives of disadvantaged women. When she learned about obstetric fistula more than a decade ago, she was determined to find a way to help. She realized her talent for quilting might be a clever way to help educate others about this…

Your Support Makes Our Work Possible

This year we were able to treat more women than ever before, thanks to generous donors like you. But we need your help to find and treat even more women in 2015. Please consider making a donation today.

Announcing: Action on Fistula

Action on Fistula is a three year partnership between Fistula Foundation and Astellas Pharma EMEA that will change the lives of women suffering from fistula in Kenya forever. Read more about this initiative.

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About Obstetric Fistula & Fistula Foundation

Too many women around the world are suffering from a devastating childbirth injury called obstetric fistula. Learn about the injury and how Fistula Foundation is working throughout Africa and Asia to heal women who are suffering by funding surgeries that change their lives forever.

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The Meaning of $450

Fistula Foundation took to the streets to ask people what they would give up to help give a woman a new life. We were inspired by what we found.

Your Donations at Work: Bangladesh

Your Donations at Work: Bangladesh

                          The Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh ┬áis 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

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

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

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?

CEO Kate Grant addresses Woodrow Wilson Center

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

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…