What I Know for Sure

For The Huffington Post, CEO Kate Grant reflects on 12 years leading Fistula Foundation, sharing lessons she’s learned along the way about what works when it comes to treating fistula – and what doesn’t. What I Know for Sure A wise woman, Judith Campbell, once said, “when your heart speaks, take good notes.” It’s been…

Girls' Globe

Fistula in Her Words

In celebration of International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, our partner Kupona Foundation shares on Girls’ Globe some reflections on an important question: how do we talk about fistula without imposing our own narrative and excluding women from their own stories? “Women with fistula have suffered so much, so deeply. Many have been voiceless for…

Action on Fistula

Action on Fistula to Transform 4,500 Lives by 2020

Action on Fistula is supported by a grant to the Fistula Foundation By Astellas Pharma Europe Limited ACTION ON FISTULA TO TRANSFORM 4,500 LIVES BY 2020    Action on Fistula has already treated 2,554 women with obstetric fistula Astellas Pharma supports Fistula Foundation in its second phase of the programme to work towards ending obstetric…

Good Pharma: Astellas’ Action on Fistula works to build surgical capacity and transform patients’ lives in Kenya’

May’s edition of PMLiVE magazine features the piece ‘Good Pharma: Astellas’ Action on Fistula works to build surgical capacity and transform patients’ lives in Kenya’, for International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. The case study highlights Action on Fistula, the innovative partnership between Astellas Pharma EMEA and Fistula Foundation to transform the lives of women in…

International Day of the Midwife: Edna Adan

International Day of the Midwife is a day to observe the myriad health contributions midwives provide in their communities, helping women deliver safely and preventing injuries like obstetric fistula. Edna Adan – Somaliland’s first certified nurse-midwife – has a dream to train and place 1,000 midwives throughout her country, helping to ensure safe delivery for…

Pf Magazine

Pf Magazine: Action on Fistula

The May 2017 issue of Pf Magazine features CEO Kate Grant and Fistula Foundation’s partnership with Astellas Pharma EMEA, and highlights the Action on Fistula program. Read the full article by Amy Schofield on page 32 of this link: Pf Magazine May 2017 The most exciting medicines in the world

Action on Fistula: Transforming the lives of over 2,300 women

On The London Economic, CEO Kate Grant highlights the Action on Fistula program, which delivered life-changing fistula treatment to over 2,300 women in Kenya. Fistula Foundation partnered with Astellas Pharma EMEA in 2014 to create this program to transform the fistula treatment landscape in Kenya. Read more below at The London Economic below: Action on…

Field Notes: On the road in Madagascar

By Bill Mann, Fistula Foundation Board Chair I’m going to introduce you to Vavizely in a second. I warn you, her story is fairly difficult to imagine and a little hard to take. I met Vavizely at Freedom from Fistula’s surgical center in Toamasina, Madagascar. Toamasina is a compact, neat, prosperous coastal town, the commercial…

Partner Spotlight: CCBRT in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

While Tanzania has made significant progress in its health care development and improvement of maternal health, there is still a long way to go. In rural areas most women still give birth at home without the assistance of a skilled attendant. This, coupled with lack of access to emergency obstetric care, significantly increases a woman’s…

Fistula Foundation - Country: Uganda

Your Donations at Work: Uganda

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CoRSU) | Thanks to successful patient outreach efforts, our partners at CoRSU report that they were able to treat 136 women last year, surpassing their goal of providing free fistula repair surgeries to 100 women. In addition to outreach, their program includes follow-up visits at local screening sites closer to…

Supporter Spotlight
Supporter Spotlight: Gordon Marsh

Based in Houston, Texas, former horn player Gordon Marsh has been a loyal Fistula Foundation supporter for more than 12 years, ever since watching the documentary, A Walk to Beautiful which follows women living with fistula. Seeing how they were ostracized from their own families and communities, he was moved by how horrific their suffering…

Louis CK stars on Saturday Night Live!

On April 8, 2017, Emmy Award® winner, comedian, and actor Louis CK was a guest host for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. During the closing credits of the episode, he wore a t-shirt bearing the Fistula Foundation website!     It’s not the first time Louis CK has supported Fistula Foundation. It all started back in…

Newly Flush With Cash, Can Tushy Make Us Believe In Bidets?

In an interview with Fast Company about Tushy, an innovative bidet attachment, CEO and founder Miki Agrawal seeks to take aim at taboos around hygiene through innovative products. Miki Agrawal is also the CEO and founder of Icon, which has funded 71 obstetric fistula surgeries for developing countries through it’s partnership with Fistula Foundation. Read…

Global Moms Challenge

Women Inspire: Rose’s Story

In honor of International Women’s Day, Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant writes about how access to surgery and vocational training is empowering women—and impacting entire communities in the process. Read the story of Rose on Global Moms Challenge: #WomenInspire: How access to surgery and vocational training is changing lives – Global Moms Challenge Rose Chelimo…

Group CHV Training Mpika, Zambia

Field Notes: Getting the word out in Zambia

By Lindsey Pollaczek, Senior Program Director MPIKA, Zambia — Last week we completed the first training for community health volunteers here in Mpika, northern Zambia, our first step toward establishing a nationwide fistula treatment network in the country. Applying lessons learned in running our Action on Fistula program in Kenya for the past three years,…