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Your Donations at Work - Zimbabwe

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Your Donations at Work: Zimbabwe

Following a pilot project in 2013, we were able to establish routine fistula care services in Zimbabwe in conjunction with our long-term partner, Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA). Over the last year, 198 women received free, life-transforming repair surgeries at Parirenyatwa Hospital and Harare Central Hospital thanks to your support. These women also received…

Kathmandu Model Hospital Success

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Kathmandu Model Hospital Reconstruction a Success!

In the days following the devastating April earthquake in Nepal, you helped us raise an incredible $150,000 in 24 hours to repair extensive damage to an operating room at our partner site, Kathmandu Model Hospital. We are happy to report that thanks to so many of you, and to the support of Frank Richardson –…

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Overcoming Treatment Obstacles in Nigeria

Earlier this month, the UN released its final report on the Millennium Development Goals. Progress in MDG 5, improving maternal health, ultimately lagged behind the others.  Far too many women in the 21st century are still dying during childbirth, and not enough are delivering in the presence of a skilled birth attendant. For every woman…

Your Donations at Work - Photo Credit: Freedom From Fistula

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Joining Forces with Freedom From Fistula in Malawi

FFF founded by Ann Gloag, one of the U.K.’s top business leaders Meet one of our newest partners, the Freedom from Fistula Foundation (FFF), founded by one of the UK’s most successful business leaders, Ann Gloag. FFF seeks to end the suffering caused by obstetric fistula by providing free surgeries at its three project sites…

Your Donations at Work - Babbar Ruga Fistula Hospital

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Your Donations At Work: Nigeria

Essential medical equipment delivered to fistula hospital in Nigeria The National Obstetric Fistula Center in Babbar Ruga, Nigeria, is part of the country’s National Fistula Program network. While it is able to perform hundreds of repair surgeries each year, one of its head fistula surgeons, Dr. Sadiya Nasir, reported to us that much of their…

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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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Fistula Foundation Donors Help Rebuild Nepal

Campaign Raises $150K in 24 hours In the days following the devastating April earthquake in Nepal, we were relieved to hear from our partner surgeon in Kathmandu, Dr. Ganesh Dangal, that he and the rest of the team at Kathmandu Model Hospital were safe. Dr. Dangal and his dedicated colleagues got to work immediately providing…

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Fighting Fistula in Kenya: Two women’s endeavor to end discrimination

This post originally appeared on One.org’s blog and highlights the work of two fistula advocates, Habiba Corodhia Mohamed and Sarah Omega Kidangasi, who are bringing hope to women with fistula in Kenya through our Action on Fistula program.     By Siegfried Modola June 18, 2015 Obstetric Fistula is a severe medical condition affecting over a…

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Partner Spotlight: HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh was founded by Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, and has established a hospital in the town of Cox’s Bazar as well as eight regional health centers. Since partnering with HOPE Foundation in 2010, there has been much progress in the treatment of fistula in Bangladesh. Watch this video to…

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The Unsung Hero Behind HOPE Bangladesh

There are many unsung heroes in our world who work tirelessly to better the lives of people besides themselves. One of these people is Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, who, for the last 15 years, has quietly been improving the health of countless women in need who would otherwise be forgotten. Dr. Mahmood was born in southern…

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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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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Farzana Wali Jebran

Dr. Farzana Wali Jebran is a fistula surgeon at CURE International Hospital of Kabul and director of its OBGYN fellowship training program. The youngest of seven children, Dr. Jebran’s parents strongly emphasized the importance of education as they grew up in Afghanistan. When she completed secondary school, Dr. Jebran made the decision to attend medical…

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An Investment in Success

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation In the summer of 2013, Dr. Ganesh Dangal boarded a plane from his home in Kathmandu, Nepal, to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. It was a trip that would set his professional life on a new and exciting path: he…

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Partner Spotlight: Public Health Concern Trust Nepal

Meet one of our newest partners and our April spotlight, Public Health Concern Trust Nepal (phect-NEPAL)! Through phect-NEPAL, we are funding fistula treatment, surgeon training, and outreach/education at Kathmandu Model Hospital. Browse through the photo album below to see how the hospital’s fistula care team is working to treat obstetric fistula and raise awareness about…

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Our Partner: Uganda Village Project

Uganda Village Project (UVP) works with marginalized populations in Iganga on issues related to health and sustainable development. One of their main projects is a ‘Fistula Ambassador’ program that was launched in 2014. Through this program, fistula survivors are identified and trained to become ambassadors in their communities – they raise awareness and identify and…