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Supporter Spotlight: Rosemarie DelMonte

Meet Rosemarie DelMonte. Colorado Attorney. Mother. Fistula survivor. She learned of Fistula Foundation through an online post by Melinda Gates. “I had no idea there was an organization helping women with [fistula],” she said. “I felt profoundly moved by it and that’s why I sent the donation. I know how it affected my life and…

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Wood Foundation Donates $1M to Fistula Foundation

In September 2016, The Paul and Pamela Wood Foundation donated $1 million – one of the largest gifts in Fistula Foundation history. This generous gift will help fund construction of two new hospitals and establishes Fistula Foundation’s first-ever endowment, providing a lasting source of funds for treating women with fistula, now and for years to…

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Obstetric Fistula: An Illness of Social Segregation

News site Lead Pakistan reports on obstetric fistula and its effect of social segregation, providing data on the number of women who suffer from it. Obstetric Fistula: an illness of social segregation PESHAWAR: Obstetric Fistula is a serious disease that lands a woman in social segregation and it can only be treated through proper surgery….

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The Power of Mobile Technology to Help End Fistula

Abbey Kocan of Kupona Foundation writes on NewsDeeply about the power of mobile technology, and how NGOs are using it to get women the help they need. Continuing reading the full article below at the NewsDeeply website. The Power of Mobile Technology to Help End Fistula

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4 Startups That Are Changing the Conversation About Women’s Health

Thinx, Icon, and CEO Miki Agrawal are featured in website Business News Daily’s article on start-ups raising awareness for women’s health. Icon is an underwear brand made for women who have incontinence issues, and proceeds made from purchasing Icon underwear is donated to Fistula Foundation to help women suffering from obstetric fistula. Continue reading the…

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Progress Update: Gynocare Fistula and Women’s Hospital

In the summer of 2015, Dr. Hillary Mabeya broke ground to build the Gynocare Fistula and Women’s Hospital. Thanks to the generous support of Fistula Foundation donors, his dream is nearly complete: the 50 bed hospital is in the final stages of construction, with plans to open and begin accepting patients this fall. People like…

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Football for hope: Wadadia using football to fight fistula

Women And Development Against Distress In Africa (WADADIA) has been using a football program to spread awareness of fistula to young girls and women in Kenya. “We provide psycho-social support, economic empowerment and reproductive health to women in need. Our organization also serves as an outreach tool for Fistula program, educating communities and helping find…

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You made us a 2016 Top-Rated Charity!

Last month, we were proud to receive top honors from GreatNonprofits – thanks to people like you! GreatNonprofits is a charity ratings site fueled by reviews from donors, partners and volunteers. This is often one of the first places people turn who are thinking about interacting with Fistula Foundation, so we are honored to have the…

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Global Moms Challenge: 20,000 Women’s Lives Changed Forever

Global Moms Challenge shares Fistula Foundation’s recent milestone of 20,000 fistula repair surgeries, and the impact a life-changing surgery can have on a woman’s life. Continue reading below. 20,000 Women’s Lives Changed Forever – Global Moms Challenge Imagine you’re in labor. It is long and hard, and the baby just isn’t coming. The hours turn…

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Huffington Post – Peter Singer: Celebrating a Champion of the World’s Poor

In celebration of philosopher Peter Singer’s 70th birthday, CEO Kate Grant shares the impact and importance of Peter Singer’s work in this Huffington Post article. Continue reading below! Celebrating a Champion of the World’s Poor Today, an extraordinary man turns 70 – philosopher Peter Singer, a pioneer boldly asserting that to live a truly moral…

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Celebrating 20,000 Women Treated

Fistula Foundation has just passed a major milestone: since adopting a global mission in 2009, support from generous donors like you has enabled the delivery of life-changing fistula surgery to 20,000 women! In this short video, you’ll see some of the faces of women that you and our partners have helped to treat. Read more about…

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Huffington Post – Celebrating a Milestone: 20,000 Healthy Vaginas

CEO Kate Grant shares on Huffington Post an important milestone for Fistula Foundation: 20,000 women have received obstetric fistula surgery thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the tireless work of our partners and surgeons! Continue reading the full article on the Huffington Post website below: Celebrating a Milestone: 20,000 Healthy Vaginas

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20,000 Reasons to Celebrate

Today, Fistula Foundation celebrates a major milestone: since adopting a global mission in 2009, support from generous donors like you has enabled the delivery of life-changing fistula surgery to 20,000 women! This is a significant number, because the best estimates available show that despite a growing global backlog of one million women who suffer from obstetric fistula, only…

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Front Lines: Two Surgeons on Fistula Surgery

Drs. Mulu Muleta and Ambaye Wolde Michael are dedicated fistula surgeons we are proud to partner with through Women and Health Alliance International. In their own words, hear them describe what it’s like to work in this field, and what drives them to help deliver care to women who are suffering.   You can help:…