$57,884 Needed to Bring Fistula Care to More Women in Nepal

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$57,884 Needed to Bring Fistula Care to More Women in Nepal

Fistula Foundation has committed $100,000 to Fistula Free Nepal, a program in eastern Nepal committed to raising awareness about fistula across the region and providing free surgery to women at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, one of the few hospitals in the country providing routine fistula surgery. We are looking to raise the remaining $57,884 to fully fund this grant.

About Our Partner

Fistula Free Nepal (FFN) is a program within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal. Working in eastern Nepal, FFN focuses on raising awareness about obstetric fistula, screening patients, and treatment. Using a variety of techniques such as TV, radio, printed materials, and grassroots community outreach, FFN seeks to raise awareness about fistula in difficult to reach rural areas. Through the program, local health workers are trained to screen and identify fistula patients and refer them to B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment. In the past, your generous support has provided free surgeries and pre- and post-operative care for 36 patients, a training workshop in which four surgeons and 12 health workers were trained, and the purchase of new operating equipment. Current funding will provide free fistula surgeries, ongoing training for surgeons and health workers, and expanded patient outreach and screening so FFN can reach more women awaiting treatment in eastern Nepal.

Your Donation Will Help Provide

  • Free, safe fistula repair surgery for up to 120 patients.
  • Funding for on-the-ground fistula advocacy and patient outreach, transport to and from the hospital for patients, as well as training for surgeons and health workers.

Your Donation Will Help!


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