Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2014

Foundation Board Chair Authors Key Report on Incontinence

Every year in the U.K., an annual report is released by the nation’s Chief Medical Officer. This year in her report, Professor Dame Sally Davies focused on the health of women, highlighting under-reported health issues such as obesity, cancer and incontinence and how they impact the lives of women living in the U.K. We’re proud to share that Fistula Foundation…

The Motley Fool - How $450 Can Do a World of Good for Women

10 Great Charitable Deductions For The 2015 Holiday Season

The Motley Fool provides an informative list of excellent charities for the 2015 holiday season, and recommends Fistula Foundation as a great example to contribute to. In a nutshell, you want to find charities that spend most of the money they collect directly on the cause they support — not on inflated salaries or overhead…

The Motley Fool - How $450 Can Do a World of Good for Women

How $450 Can Do a World of Good for Women

This article appeared on The Motley Fool. Click here to read the story on their site. By Alyce Lomax Here at The Motley Fool our mission year-round is to help the world invest better. Through our annual Foolanthropy campaign, we can help investors give better, too, by partnering with reputable, highly efficient organizations that help…

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Saving the World, Startup-Style: a Billion Reasons to Support Effective Altruists

By Kate Grant for The Huffington Post This week’s New York Times Magazine contains a short, but brilliantly provocative piece by “On Money” writer, Adam Davidson, titled “Saving the World, Startup-Style.” Davidson describes what he calls a “quiet revolution in the way many scholars and advocates think about aid….post-theory approach.” The main idea is that…

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Meet Our 2015 “Model” Supporters

In October 2015, several supporters near our San Jose office volunteered to come in for our first-ever Gifts That Heal photo shoot. They helped us build a terrific catalog of images that we hope will help demostrate how our gift items look and feel on real people! Check out the catalog here. In this video, we take…


Hope Hospital – A Lighthouse for Fistula Patients in Remote Bangladesh

Fistula Foundation is proud to support the work of our partners at the Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh. By Dr. Tareq Salahuddin Cox’s Bazar Women and Children’s Hospital — a project of Hope Foundation serves the people living in remotest area of Bangladesh. In some specialised services like fistula operation, they provide…


Highlights from the #EndFistula Twitter Chat at Sea

On November 5, Fistula Foundation participated in a Twitter chat about obstetric fistula, hosted by Johnson & Johnson during their visit to Mercy Ships, just off the coast of Madagascar. Scroll below to see a few highlights from the chat! [View the story “#EndFistula Twitter Chat at Sea” on Storify]

Field Notes: Baringo, Kenya with Action on Fistula (October 2015)

Field Notes: Baringo, Kenya with Action on Fistula (October 2015)

By Fistula Foundation Program Director, Lindsey Pollaczek October 2015, Baringo County, Kenya This month, I accompanied the WADADIA outreach team to very remote community in Baringo County, located in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Baringo is a hot and arid region, the roads rough and dusty. Our journey started before 7am and after traveling for over five…

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CEO Kate Grant Speaks at Oxford University

From August 28-30, effective altruists from around the world gathered at EA Global 2015, a series of Effective Altruism conferences that took place in three cities worldwide – Oxford, England, Melbourne, Australia, and at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. The conferences featured a variety of notable speakers, including Tesla founder Elon Musk, as well…

Fistula Foundation: Your Donations at Work - Angola

Your Donations at Work: Angola

In 2013, Fistula Foundation began working with a new partner in Damba, Angola, known as Unidade Fístula Obstétrica (UFO). UFO is the only fistula treatment center in northern Angola, a country known for its poor health care infrastructure and the highest rate of child mortality in the world. In the first half of this project…

Fistula Foundation Supporter Spotlight - Adele Ohs 2

Supporter Spotlight
Adele Ohs

Several years ago, a friend encouraged Adele Ohs to watch a documentary film about obstetric fistula. She was profoundly moved by the film and immediately found Fistula Foundation online and made a small contribution. That same year, Adele’s husband had the opportunity to visit the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital during a trip to Ethiopia, and…


Actress Heather Graham Shows Support in South China Morning Post

In an interview with the South China Morning Post Magazine about her charitable work with the Cambodia Children’s Fund, actress Heather Graham was asked about other charities she supported and shared a few of her favorites – including Fistula Foundation!   Interview: Hollywood actress Heather Graham on matters close to her heart Hollywood A-lister Heather Graham…

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FIGO’s Pathbreaking Program Holds Surgeon Meeting in Ethiopia

We are proud to partner with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on a training program for new fistula surgeons. This September, FIGO hosted a meeting largely for initial Fellows in the training program to discuss ongoing needs and challenges. Fistula Foundation Board Chair, Dr. Sohier Elneil, and Medical Director, Dr. Steven Arrowsmith,…

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Peter Singer and Paul Simon Team Up to Fight Fistula

The legendary Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, Paul Simon, performed an intimate concert benefiting Fistula Foundation. The October 1st event, held in New York City, at the home of Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt, raised over $150,000 to fund fistula surgery for women in need. The event came about because of a friendship formed nearly a decade…

Your Donations at Work - Zimbabwe

Your Donations at Work: Zimbabwe

Following a pilot project in 2013, we were able to establish routine fistula care services in Zimbabwe in conjunction with our long-term partner, Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA). Over the last year, 84 women received free, life-transforming repair surgeries at Parirenyatwa Hospital and Harare Central Hospital thanks to your support. These women also received…

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