An interview with Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was featured on Voice of America’s website this week. The interview focuses on the physical and social consequences of obstetric fistula and how the new $2 million Action on Fistula program will help women suffering from this devastating condition in Kenya. The story was also picked up by AllAfrica.
Funding Boosts Fistula Treatment Program in Kenya
10 June 2014
The Fistula Foundation, a U.S,-based organization dedicated to treating obstetric fistula, announced recently that it received a $2 million grant to support their work to treat women with obstetric fistula in Kenya, through a new program, Action on Fistula.
The international organization says the money, provided by the pharmaceutical company, Astellas Pharma Europe LTD., is the largest single grant they have ever received, and the biggest corporate commitment ever made to fistula treatment.
The funding will help treat 1,200 women in Kenya with life-changing surgery. In addition, the program has the potential to serve as a model for comprehensive fistula treatment in other countries.