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What I Know for Sure

For The Huffington Post, CEO Kate Grant reflects on 12 years leading Fistula Foundation, sharing lessons she’s learned along the way about what works when it comes to treating fistula – and what doesn’t. What I Know for Sure A wise woman, Judith Campbell, once said, “when your heart speaks, take good notes.” It’s been…

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What Life Is Like In The Worst Country For Girls

Huffington Post shares the story of a 13 year old girl named Ramatou, who lives in Niger, which was recently named the worst country for girls in a report released by Save the Children. In Niger, child marriage, adolescent fertility rates, and pregnancy complications such as obstetric fistula are some of the harsh realities facing…

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Huffington Post – Peter Singer: Celebrating a Champion of the World’s Poor

In celebration of philosopher Peter Singer’s 70th birthday, CEO Kate Grant shares the impact and importance of Peter Singer’s work in this Huffington Post article. Continue reading below! Celebrating a Champion of the World’s Poor Today, an extraordinary man turns 70 – philosopher Peter Singer, a pioneer boldly asserting that to live a truly moral…

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Huffington Post – Celebrating a Milestone: 20,000 Healthy Vaginas

CEO Kate Grant shares on Huffington Post an important milestone for Fistula Foundation: 20,000 women have received obstetric fistula surgery thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the tireless work of our partners and surgeons! Continue reading the full article on the Huffington Post website below: Celebrating a Milestone: 20,000 Healthy Vaginas

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Huffington Post: Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula

For International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Huffington Post highlights the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula exhibition at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York City by Kupona Foundation, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, UNFPA’s Campaign to End Obstetric Fistula, Fistula Foundation, New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life and the College of Global…

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Huffington Post: ‘My Charity Is Fistula Foundation, Alex’

CEO Kate Grant writes on Huffington Post about her trip to Washington D.C. to watch Louis C.K. play on Jeopardy!, and her experiences with meeting the comedian who contributed to Fistula Foundation. “They taped the show last month in Washington, DC. As we headed to the airport to catch the last flight out of San…

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Saving the World, Startup-Style: a Billion Reasons to Support Effective Altruists

By Kate Grant for The Huffington Post This week’s New York Times Magazine contains a short, but brilliantly provocative piece by “On Money” writer, Adam Davidson, titled “Saving the World, Startup-Style.” Davidson describes what he calls a “quiet revolution in the way many scholars and advocates think about aid….post-theory approach.” The main idea is that…

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Lessons from the Heart

By Kate Grant On a drizzly gray London morning in October, 2007, I sat in the front of a large windowless room to listen to a panel discussion at the maternal health conference,Women Deliver. I downed a double latte, trying to jump start my groggy jet-lagged brain. The session was hosted by the UNFPA; the…

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“Doing Good” Needed to Be Done a Bit Better

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation William MacAskill is that rare creature: a true visionary and iconoclast, a bright rising star in the too often stodgy field of philanthropy. Like many people in the Effective Altruism movement, I anticipated this week’s release of MacAskill’s book Doing Good…

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Huffington Post: Raising the Bar on Respectful Care During Childbirth

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation   Like so many first-time mothers-to-be in the U.S., I attended childbirth classes regularly before the birth of my now 15-year old-son. While those classes are largely a blur, I do remember one exercise: tightly gripping an ice cube for 60 seconds while breathing deeply to help replicate the…

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Huffington Post: Dying From Corruption

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation Humankind has triumphed over diseases that used to kill millions – think plague, smallpox and polio – but we haven’t seemed to slay the largest killer of them all: greed. In a riveting piece of stellar journalism, Nick Kristof and Adam Ellick of The New York Times posted this…

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This Mother’s Day, Let’s Commit To Saving 3.3 Million Moms

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post and explores ways in which developing countries are making great strides, and planning to do even better, to improve mothers’ chances of surviving and thriving. It highlights the global increase in skilled birth attendants and how they can help prevent the occurrence of obstetric fistula.   By…

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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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New York Times: A Little Respect for Dr. Foster

In this article, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes about the life and work Fistula Foundation partner, Dr. Stephen Foster. Dr. Foster runs the Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango, one of the first four organizations we funded after adopting a global mission in 2009.  By Nicholas Kristof ONE sign of a landmark shift…

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Paving the Road to Postpartum Recovery

By Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation Days after delivering a stillborn child, Umuhoza had grown terribly ill, She was running a fever, barely able to walk and incontinent. Her mother grew increasingly concerned and knew she had to get Umuhoza to a hospital, even though it was hours from their rural village in northwest Rwanda….