“This is the largest donation ever provided by any organisation or individual in the history of fistula,” – Kate Grant, CEO of Fistula Foundation, via Thomson Reuters Foundation
Action on Fistula is a groundbreaking partnership between Fistula Foundation and Astellas Pharma EMEA that will deliver €1.5 million ($2 million) from 2014 – 2017 to treat and transform the lives of women suffering from fistula in Kenya. These funds will be deployed through Action on Fistula, a comprehensive initiative that will, over the next three years, work to deliver life-changing surgery to 1,200 women and lay the foundation for continuous and lasting availability of fistula treatment in Kenya.
The partnership announced today by Fistula Foundation and Astellas Pharma Europe is the first of its kind in Kenya and has the potential to be a roadmap for the way corporations, NGOs and citizens can join together to identify and treat the severe backlog of women who are suffering from obstetric fistula.
– Dr. Laura Laski, Chief, Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch, UNFPA
Read the launch press release.
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Learn more about this exciting campaign by visiting the Action on Fistula website.