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Healing & Hope – Lindsey Pollaczek in UCLA Public Health Magazine

Fistula Foundation Senior Program Director and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health alumni Lindsey Pollaczek was featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of UCLA’s Public Health Magazine! Many of them had lived with fistula for years and had no idea it was a preventable or treatable condition,” Pollaczek says. “So many women talked about the…

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TheNews International: Public awareness answer to obstetric fistula

On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, experts at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences discussed obstetric fistula and called for public awareness of this hidden and devastating condition. Fistula Foundation was mentioned in this article in TheNews International: Professor Nasira Tasnim said massive public awareness was the answer to ‘this neglected women health and…

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Fistula Foundation in The New York Times

In recent months, Fistula Foundation has had several mentions in the New York Times! As a part of a special series for New York Times subscribers, Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof published a comprehensive guide on “How to Make the World a Better Place.” In a section dedicated to women and girls, Kristof highlighted Fistula…

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The New York Times – How to Make the World a Better Place

If you have a subscription to The New York Times, you can check out Nicholas Kristof’s article, “How to Make The World a Better Place.” This article is part of “A Year of Living Better,” a monthly online series of how-to guides for subscribers that will help improve your life, community and world. Fistula Foundation…

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PBS News Hour – Erasing the pain and taboo of this female injury

PBS News Hour highlights obstetric fistula and the suffering it causes to roughly one million women in the developing world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on efforts to offer treatment and reintegrate women back into communities. Watch the full segment in the link below: Erasing the pain and taboo of this…

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Last Hope: The Doctor Who Fixes ‘Inoperable’ Fistulas in Nigeria

Dr. Sunday Lengmang is considered one of the world’s leading fistula surgeons. He is the only doctor in Nigeria that performs urinary diversions—surgeries for women whose fistulas are so severe, they would otherwise be considered “incurable.” Fistula Foundation is proud to support Dr. Lengmang’s work at Evangel Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Center in Jos, Nigeria—the nation bearing…

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Cosmopolitan – One Woman’s Horrifying Journey Through the Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingya refugee crisis continues to devastate lives in Southeast Asia. Hundreds of thousands have poured into Bangladesh, fleeing intense persecution in Myanmar. Cosmopolitan recently published the story of Sayeda Begum, a refugee who experienced a traumatic childbirth and a horrifying journey through the Rohingya crisis. Fleeing for her life while suffering from fistula, Sayeda…

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Lusaka Times – Women with fistula condition urged to seek medical help

Fistula Foundation Zambia Program Manager Bwalya Chomba is featured in an interview on Lusaka Times, highlighting Fistula Foundation’s work in Zambia to improve awareness about obstetric fistula, reduce stigma, and increase the number of referrals of women for treatment. Read the full article at the link below: Zambia : Women with fistula condition urged to…

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Action on Fistula: An Innovative Program to End Obstetric Fistula

Borgen Magazine highlights the Action on Fistula program in Kenya, interviewing Fistula Foundation Senior Program Director Lindsey Pollaczek. Read the full article at the link below: Action on Fistula: An Innovative Program to End Obstetric Fistula KENYA – Gladys, a 26 years old mother of two, felt helpless after the labor and birth of her…

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Reuters – Africa fights fistula with mobile money and community ambassadors

In this Reuters article, various organizations and initiatives that are working to tackle obstetric fistula throughout Africa are highlighted, including Action on Fistula. Read the full article below: Africa fights fistula with mobile money and community ambassadors YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From training community ambassadors to encourage women with fistula to seek treatment, to…

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Refinery29 – Thinx Is Banking Big On Its Pee-Proof Line Of Undies

Refinery29 highlights, Thinx, the brand behind Icon Undies. Each purchase of Thinx’s pee-proof Icon Undies benefits Fistula Foundation, and contributes funds to obstetric fistula surgery. And while the idea of leakage may seem like something uncommon (or at least, not talked about), Thinx is hoping to combat any preconceived stereotypes by expanding the Icon Undies…

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Reuters: As surgeries triple, Kenya aims to end shame of fistula

Reuters reports on Kenya’s aim to end the shame of obstetric fistula nationwide, tripling treatment surgeries and increasing capacity through opening treatment centers and training surgeons. Read the full article at the link below: As surgeries triple, Kenya aims to end shame of fistula NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya’s hopes of ending incontinence caused…

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Good Pharma: Astellas’ Action on Fistula works to build surgical capacity and transform patients’ lives in Kenya’

May’s edition of PMLiVE magazine features the piece ‘Good Pharma: Astellas’ Action on Fistula works to build surgical capacity and transform patients’ lives in Kenya’, for International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. The case study highlights Action on Fistula, the innovative partnership between Astellas Pharma EMEA and Fistula Foundation to transform the lives of women in…

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Pf Magazine: Action on Fistula

The May 2017 issue of Pf Magazine features CEO Kate Grant and Fistula Foundation’s partnership with Astellas Pharma EMEA, and highlights the Action on Fistula program. Read the full article by Amy Schofield on page 32 of this link: Pf Magazine May 2017 The most exciting medicines in the world