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One Woman’s Story: Loy

Loy is the Fistula Coordinator at Uganda Village Project, one of our partner organizations based in Iganga, Uganda. She is also a fistula survivor. This is her story.

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Dr. Mulu Muleta Receives France’s Highest Distinction

Fistula Foundation partner surgeon, Dr. Mulu Muleta has been awarded the Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for her commitment towards the health of women in impoverished areas of Africa. Dr. Muleta has spent nearly 20 years as a fistula surgeon and currently lives in Ethiopia, where she provides fistula surgeries, surgeon…

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Your Donations at Work: Tanzania

In 2014, we funded a fistula outreach project in northern Tanzania in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). This project featured a 2-month radio campaign to raise awareness, development of materials such as brochures and posters, and three 10-day rural outreach sessions. These outreach sessions were highly successful…

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Madeline Sheron

Madeline Sheron first learned about fistula after reading Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women and Girls Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. She was so inspired that she wanted to do something to help – she brought Half the Sky to her book club and then decided to put on an…

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2014 ISOFS Conference

Fistula Foundation was proud to participate in and cosponsor the 2014 International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The weeklong conference was an opportunity to bring together stake – holders from all over the world to assess progress in the fight against fistula, recent innovations, and strategies for moving forward. Attendees gave…

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New Project in Rwanda

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…

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Uganda Village Project

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, set off for East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight…

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FIGO Surgeon Training at Gynocare

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…

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Paving the Road to Postpartum Recovery

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation Days after delivering a stillborn child, Umuhoza had grown terribly ill, She was running a fever, barely able to walk and incontinent. Her mother grew increasingly concerned and knew she had to get Umuhoza to a hospital, even though it was hours from their rural village in northwest Rwanda….

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The Better Angels

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation Scottish nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, continues to fight for her health in Royal Free Hospital in London, as the Ebola virus ravages her body. Infected while serving as a volunteer nurse for Save the Children in Sierra Leone, Cafferkey has been hospitalized for more than two weeks. Thankfully, the Hospital…

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Your Support Makes Our Work Possible

This year we were able to treat more women than ever before, thanks to generous donors like you. But we need your help to find and treat even more women in 2015. Please consider making a donation today.

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No Ordinary Friday

By Kate Grant, CEO, Fistula Foundation The most extraordinary conversation I had this year almost didn’t happen. It was a Friday night. The office was closed when a member of our team came to my office door and told me that a donor was on the phone and wanted to talk to me. Fistula Foundation…

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Woman’s nightmare ends after 15-year struggle with fistula

In this article, the People Daily writes about one woman who was healed of a fistula she endured for 15 years, through a free surgery provided by the Action on Fistula program in Kenya. The program is run by Fistula Foundation with funding from Astellas Pharma EMEA.  By Enock Amukhale Millicent Adhiambo sits pensively to reflect…

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Kenya: More Centres Opened to Help Women with Fistula

Monday, December 15, 2014 – 10:00 — BY MATHEWS NDANYI   This article originally appeared in The Star and also ran on AllAfrica.com.  The more than two million women in Kenya suffering from fistula complications face long delays before treatment due to a shortage of experts and facilities. Fistula is a tear in a woman’s…

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Give Love for the Holidays

Fistula Foundation was recently featured on Twenty Something Living, a blog for young people that addresses a wide range of topics, including ways to make a difference. This holiday season, they suggest ‘Giving Love’ through our Love A Sister program.   Giving gifts for the holidays can be confusing and entirely too expensive. When looking…

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The TED Gift Guide

This holiday season, we are honored to be featured on The Ted Blog as part of their 2014 Gift Guide. Fistula Foundation is listed along with four other organizations from Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save under the ‘Gifts for Altruists’ section, in which Singer encourages us to try something this year. “Think about…

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Creating a Culture of Effective Philanthropy

Fistula Foundation is proud to be a recommended charity of The Life You Can Save (TLYCS). Inspired by the book of the same name by Australian ethicist Peter Singer, TLYCS maintains a list of 12 recommended charities which it believes can make the most positive change in the most effective ways. TLYCS’s CEO, Charlie Bresler,…

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