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Extra funding to fight fistula in Kenya


This post appeared on the website of FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) on June 21, 2014.

US-based charity The Fistula Foundation has received a $2 million grant to support its Action on Fistula scheme in Kenya.

Voice of America reports that the grant represents the largest single chunk of funding ever received by the organisation, and could potentially help treat as many as 1,200 women in Kenya who have suffered fistula as a result of childbirth.

The Action on Fistula initiative will also seek to train surgeons to fix the tears which essentially leave women incontinent, as part of a plan to increase access to healthcare for the condition.

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