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This month, our partners at The Life You Can Save recommended Fistula Foundation as one of eight recommended charities working to restore vital, long-term services to the people of Nepal. Fistula Foundation’s work to support the Fistula Ambassador Program run by our partners at the Uganda Village Project was also featured: To view the full…


An Investment in Success

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation In the summer of 2013, Dr. Ganesh Dangal boarded a plane from his home in Kathmandu, Nepal, to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. It was a trip that would set his professional life on a new and exciting path: he…

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Treating Fistula, One Dinner at a Time

Fistula Foundation is proud to have been named a Sustaining Program (2015-17) of Dining for Women, a non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. Every month, in communities around the world, chapters of Dining for Women gather to share a meal and learn about issues impacting the lives of…

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Inspired by Mom

In the spring of 2013, filmmaker Elisa Gambino and her husband, Neal Broffman, visited Gondar University Hospital in Ethiopia with partners Fistula Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. Elisa and Neal were there to interview and film the fistula treatment work we both supported at this facility. It was the first time she had met with obstetric fistula patients…

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Inspired by Mom

When Sofia learned about the problem of obstetric fistula and its devastating impact on the lives of women and girls, she was moved to act. Watch this video to learn how her mother inspired her, and see what she did to help!

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Partner Spotlight: Public Health Concern Trust Nepal

Meet one of our newest partners and our April spotlight, Public Health Concern Trust Nepal (phect-NEPAL)! Through phect-NEPAL, we are funding fistula treatment, surgeon training, and outreach/education at Kathmandu Model Hospital. Browse through the photo album below to see how the hospital’s fistula care team is working to treat obstetric fistula and raise awareness about…


Alumna Kate Grant Gives Voice to the World’s Poorest Women

Fatima went into labor with her first child at the age of 16. As is custom in her nomadic community in western Sudan, she planned to deliver the baby at home. But after three days of complications, she embarked on a half-day trek by camel to the nearest hospital. When she arrived, her baby was…

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New York Times: A Little Respect for Dr. Foster

In this article, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes about the life and work Fistula Foundation partner, Dr. Stephen Foster. Dr. Foster runs the Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango, one of the first four organizations we funded after adopting a global mission in 2009.  By Nicholas Kristof ONE sign of a landmark shift…

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Our Partner: Uganda Village Project

Uganda Village Project (UVP) works with marginalized populations in Iganga on issues related to health and sustainable development. One of their main projects is a ‘Fistula Ambassador’ program that was launched in 2014. Through this program, fistula survivors are identified and trained to become ambassadors in their communities – they raise awareness and identify and…

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Girls’ Globe: A Patient Ambassador

This post originally appeared on Girls’ Globe. For 24 hours, Loy labored in a small hospital in the Iganga District of southeast Uganda. The delivery was so difficult that it ruptured her uterus. Tragically, her baby did not survive. Doctors performed a hysterectomy, but a few days later Loy noticed she was leaking urine. She…

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Kitovu Hospital nurse honored by U.S. Embassy in Uganda

Winnie Nakalema, a nurse administrator at Kitovu Hospital in Uganda, was one of four women recently presented with the “Courageous Women in Uganda” award at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala. The award celebrates “ordinary women doing extraordinary acts at personal risk in an effort to uplift the communities they serve.” Staff at Kitovu Hospital call…

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How to calculate your impact

Our partners at The Life You Can Save have launched a new calculator that helps you understand the impact of your donation. Visit their site today to see just how much good you can do with your donation to Fistula Foundation and the eleven other charities recommended by The Life You Can Save.


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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