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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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54 Surgeons Trained Through FIGO Partnership

Trained fistula surgeons are in short supply, which means capacity to treat the growing backlog of fistula patients is limited. To meet this need, we support a comprehensive fistula surgeon training program, directed by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Since 2012, we have supported ongoing training for 54 surgical fellows who live…

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Action on Fistula Surpasses Goals

Through a groundbreaking initiative in Kenya, more women have received life-changing treatment than we dreamed possible. On May 23, 2014, Fistula Foundation formally partnered with Astellas Pharma EMEA to launch Action on Fistula, a $2 million, three-year initiative designed to treat 1,200 women in Kenya suffering from obstetric fistula. To accomplish this, Fistula Foundation would…

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Your Donations at Work: Guinea

Guinea: WAHA confronted similar Ebola-related challenges in Guinea, using patient outreach as a way to address fears about accessing health services following the epidemic. Their holistic approach to treating patients includes pre- and postoperative care, rehabilitation, nutritional support, and psychosocial services, ensuring that women receive the best possible care. Since 2015, your donations have funded…

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2016 Allan Rosenfield Award

In July, Fistula Foundation proudly presented the Allan Rosenfield Award to Conrad Person, Director of Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions of those who have left a deep and accomplished legacy for Fistula Foundation and our mission. For more than a decade, Fistula Foundation has been a proud partner…

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Your Donations at Work: Liberia

Liberia: 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, Liberia reported 300 to 400 new cases every week in August and September 2014, a devastating pace for the country’s already weak health system. Working in…

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Supporter Spotlight: Evert Meulie

Over the years, Evert Meulie had supported various charities, making the occasional donation, but not as regularly as he wanted. In 2011, rather than receiving a discount on an Apple iPad as a holiday bonus, he asked if his employer would instead donate the money to a charity of his choosing. They did, and that…