A message from Fistula Foundation CEO, Kate Grant: Today as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to three incredible women that Fistula Foundation is fortunate to work with, who have dedicated their lives to helping women who suffer from the devastating childbirth injury obstetric fistula. …
Fortunately, Goni’s mother took her to receive treatment at the Teaching Hospital in Gondar on the first day it was open. This treatment center was funded by Fistula Foundation and WAHA to help women like Goni. Its medical director, Dr. Mulu Muleta, is one of the most accomplished fistula surgeons in the world. Today, Goni is dry and is back in her home town in the mountainous Tigray region of Ethiopia.
- Population: 96,633,458
- Average Births per Woman: 5.23
- Female Literacy: 28.9%
- Population Living in Poverty: 39% (less than $1.25/day)