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The Pharma Letter – Setting up a successful corporate giving program

Astellas shares in The Pharma Letter the success of Action on Fistula, and the benefits of setting up an inspirational corporate giving program. Investing in a corporate giving program can be hugely beneficial, not just for the communities your organization supports, but also your business. As well as giving back to society and helping to…

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Over 2,000 women’s lives transformed by Action on Fistula

Fistula Foundation is extremely proud to partner with Astellas Pharma EMEA in Kenya, where together we’ve transformed more than 2,000 women’s lives with life-changing obstetric fistula surgery. Read the full press release below: Over 2,000 women’s lives transformed by Action on Fistula News John Pinching Above: On a visit to western Kenya, Astellas staff are…

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Field Notes: A day in Mumias, Kenya

Has someone ever thanked you from the bottom of their heart? By Bill Mann Board Chair, Fistula Foundation   Before I arrived in Mumias, I would have said yes. That time a friend of mine was down on his luck and I helped him out. The time I placed a player with some physical challenges…

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Over 2,000 Women’s Lives Transformed by Action on Fistula

OVER 2,000 WOMEN’S LIVES TRANSFORMED BY ACTION ON FISTULA Ground-breaking campaign ends one woman’s 51 year wait for surgical treatment Programme has significantly increased surgical capacity in Kenya to treat fistula Women from 43 of Kenya’s 47 counties have received life-changing care Chertsey, England [25 January, 2017] Astellas today announces its flagship programme, Action on…

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Photo Gallery: Changing Lives in Madagascar

  Despite being known for its rich biodiversity, Madagascar’s people face extreme poverty three quarters of the population live on less than $1.25 per day. Fertility rates are high, and child marriage is prevalent in poor, rural areas. Many women lack access to skilled health care providers during delivery, significantly increasing the risk of childbirth…

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Field Notes: Follow Bill in Africa

Fistula Foundation Board Chair Bill Mann has been passionate about delivering life-changing care to women suffering from obstetric fistula since his first visit to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 2011. This January, he had a little time to fill, so he booked a plane ticket to visit Fistula Foundation partners in Malawi, Kenya, Madagascar…

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Icon: 2016 Giveback Impact Recap

Blog post from our partner Icon about their 2016 giveback impact, which helped fund fistula repair surgeries for 71 women! Read their full recap below. Our 2016 Giveback Impact Recap As a female-led & run company, Icon is wholeheartedly dedicated to changing lives with beautiful, innovative, eco-friendly, and leak-proof undies (that aren’t disposables piling up…

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A Dream Realized: Gynocare Women’s and 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. The hospital welcomed its first…

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Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition

Global Information Network on Frost Illustrated shares an article on issue of obstetric fistula affecting Nigerian women and girls. Read below for the full story: Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition (GIN)- A disabling medical condition linked to child marriage and early childbirth is receiving limited attention from the Nigerian government, according…

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11 Years at 4 Stars!

“Exceptional” 11 years in a row: For more than a decade, Fistula Foundation has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating as an efficient, ethical, and open charity. For the 11th consecutive year, Fistula Foundation has earned a four-star rating—the highest awarded—from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent charity evaluator. This rating places Fistula Foundation in the…

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#GivingTuesday Results – Thank You!

And drumroll, please! YOU DID IT! Your donations helped make yesterday our best GivingTuesday ever! You helped us not only meet our goal of raising $50,000, but also EXCEED it. Thanks to you, we received the full match from our generous donor, and raised a grand total of nearly $100,000 —funds that will help our…

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#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…

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Liberia: Restoring Fistula Treatment After Ebola

Embed from Getty Images During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Liberia was one of the hardest-hit countries in West Africa, with the highest number of Ebola deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Liberia reported 300 to 400 new Ebola cases every week in August and September 2014, a devastating pace for the country’s already…

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What Life Is Like In The Worst Country For Girls

Huffington Post shares the story of a 13 year old girl named Ramatou, who lives in Niger, which was recently named the worst country for girls in a report released by Save the Children. In Niger, child marriage, adolescent fertility rates, and pregnancy complications such as obstetric fistula are some of the harsh realities facing…

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You Did It!

Thanks to you, this hospital will be a reality. Thanks to so many generous donors who rose to the challenge in September, we met our goal of $250,000 to help build and support the new Hope Maternity and Fistula Center in Bangladesh. Once built, this 75-bed facility will allow our partner, Hope Hospital, to continue…

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