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Field Notes: Baringo, Kenya with Action on Fistula (October 2015)

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Field Notes: Baringo, Kenya with Action on Fistula (October 2015)

By Fistula Foundation Program Director, Lindsey Pollaczek October 2015, Baringo County, Kenya This month, I accompanied the WADADIA outreach team to very remote community in Baringo County, located in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Baringo is a hot and arid region, the roads rough and dusty. Our journey started before 7am and after traveling for over five…

Surgeon Spotlight Dr. Liko-min

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Surgeon Spotlight: Action on Fistula Surgeon Trainee Dr. Joseph Liko

Dr. Joseph Liko is an OB/GYN at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is the second largest referral hospital in the country and serves a population of nearly 16 million people, mainly from three provinces in western Kenya as well as some parts of eastern Uganda and northern Tanzania….

Action on Fistula

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Over 550 Women’s Lives Transformed to date With Action on Fistula

CHERTSEY, England, August 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Groundbreaking campaign ends one woman‘s 51 year wait for surgical treatment Females aged from seven to 90 years old treated for devastating childbirth injury Programme aims to treat 1,200 women and double number of trained surgeons in Kenya by 2017 Astellas today announces that, just over a year on…

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400 Lives Transformed in First Year of Action On Fistula

May marked the one year anniversary of the launch of Action on Fistula, a three year, $2 million initiative designed to make a lasting impact on fistula treatment in Kenya, led by Fistula Foundation and funded by Astellas Pharma EMEA. The key objectives of Action on Fistula are focused on three critical areas – treatment,…

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Faith’s Story

When Faith developed fistula at age 12, her mother left. But her father stayed. Watch this inspiring story of a father’s love and of a brave young woman whose life was transformed, thanks to free surgery via our Action on Fistula program in Kenya. Action on Fistula is a program led by Fistula Foundation, with…

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The Star: 3,000 new fistula cases come up yearly

June 9, 2015 BY MATHEWS NDANYI More than 3,000 new cases of fistula are recorded among women in Kenya annually, an NGO has said. Women and Development Against Distress in Africa director Habiba Mohamed said only 500 of the patients access treatment. She said most of the patients in the rural areas cannot access treatment….

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NTV Kenya: Fistula Awareness Campaign in Bungoma County

Our Action on Fistula partner Women and Development Against Distress in Africa (WADADIA) was recently featured in a news segment on NTV Kenya about its fistula awareness campaign in Bungoma County. The campaign was part of WADADIA’s activities for the UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23. Action on Fistula is a…

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In Observance of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Statement from Kate Grant, CEO of Fistula Foundation May 22, 2015 We know that obstetric fistula impacts the lives of one million women globally. And we know that a woman with fistula in a low-resource environment is too often the poorest of the poor; a woman who may not be able to afford the cost…

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Celebrating One Year of Action on Fistula

In just one year of the Action on Fistula program, 416 women received free surgery that will change their lives forever. We are grateful to our partners Astellas Pharma EMEA for funding this program and making these first year successes possible.

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Huffington Post: A Stranger World

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post.  By Kate Grant If you could send out an email to thousands of strangers around the world, what would you say? When Allie Pape finally got the chance through The Listserve — an e-mail lottery where one person each day wins the opportunity to address thousands of…

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FIGO Surgeon Training at Gynocare

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…

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Woman’s nightmare ends after 15-year struggle with fistula

In this article, the People Daily writes about one woman who was healed of a fistula she endured for 15 years, through a free surgery provided by the Action on Fistula program in Kenya. The program is run by Fistula Foundation with funding from Astellas Pharma EMEA.  By Enock Amukhale Millicent Adhiambo sits pensively to reflect…

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Kenya: More Centres Opened to Help Women with Fistula

Monday, December 15, 2014 – 10:00 — BY MATHEWS NDANYI   This article originally appeared in The Star and also ran on AllAfrica.com.  The more than two million women in Kenya suffering from fistula complications face long delays before treatment due to a shortage of experts and facilities. Fistula is a tear in a woman’s…

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Fistula Foundation was featured in a HiviSasa article about Action on Fistula treatment services becoming available at Kisumu District Hospital. Action on Fistula is a three year partnership between Fistula Foundation and Astellas Pharma Europe, Ltd. to transform the landscape of fistula treatment in Kenya. Kisumu Hospital Opens Fistula Theatre Kisumu District Hospital will soon…

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Astellas Pharma Donates $2 Million

Fistula Foundation and our partnership with Astellas Pharma EMEA through Action on Fistula in Kenya is featured in a post by The  Borgen Project, an organization focused on alleviating global poverty. By Brooke Smith The Borgen Project About 75 percent of women with obstetric fistula have gone through labor that has lasted three days or more. Obstetric…

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Doing Good: Taking Action on Fistula

ANNA’S FRIENDS is a mission-driven community that works to help women all over the world. Fistula Foundation is proud to be a sponsored charity of Anna’s Friends. Read this post on the Anna’s Friends website. Today’s Doing Good instalment focuses on the Fistula Foundation as they take Action on Fistula in Kenya. Action on Fistula is…