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Evangel Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Center: 25th Anniversary Celebration

With over 175 million people, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Despite its wealth in culture and resources, Nigeria has high rates of maternal and infant mortality, and holds the highest burden of obstetric fistula in the world. Located in Jos, Nigeria, the Evangel Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Center (EVVF) is led by experienced Nigerian…

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Regional Strategy Meeting of Surgeons Convened in Malawi

Building on the success we’ve seen in assembling partners in Kenya and Nepal, we recently convened a meeting of surgeons in Malawi as a first step towards establishing a treatment network in southern Africa. The meeting was attended by our CEO Kate Grant, Medical Director Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Program Director Lindsey Pollaczek, as well…

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2014 ISOFS Conference

Fistula Foundation was proud to participate in and cosponsor the 2014 International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The weeklong conference was an opportunity to bring together stake – holders from all over the world to assess progress in the fight against fistula, recent innovations, and strategies for moving forward. Attendees gave…

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Uganda Village Project

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, set off for 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…

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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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Action on Fistula Update

Gynocare Certified as first FIGO Training Center in Kenya Action on Fistula is a three-year, $2 million effort to treat women in Kenya who are suffering from obstetric fistula. Funded through a generous donation by Astellas Pharma EMEA, Action on Fistula will provide free surgeries to 1,200 women, provide training to expand the pool of…

Evangel VVF Center, Jos, Nigeria

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Where We’re Helping: Evangel VVF Center: Jos, Nigeria

For decades, Nigeria has been the most populous country in Africa. Today there are approximately 177 million people living there. Nigeria also has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with as many as 630 out of 100,000 births ending in death for the mother. It is against this backdrop of need…

Dr. Steve Arrowsmith

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Fistula Foundation Welcomes New Medical and Programs Director

Fistula Foundation Welcomes New Medical and Programs Director Dr. Steve Arrowsmith Joins Team Fistula Renowned fistula surgeon and trainer Dr. Steve Arrowsmith has joined Fistula Foundation as the organization’s first Medical and Programs Director. Dr. Arrowsmith brings more than 27 years of experience and intensive fistula knowledge to the Foundation team, further strengthening our capacity…

Frankly Speaking - NTV Bangla

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NTV Bangla’s “Frankly Speaking” Features CEO Kate Grant

                        Zahir Alam, host of NTV Bangla’s “Frankly Speaking” interviews Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant, founder of our partner site Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, and our current Medical Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith. The interview was recorded November…