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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

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Newly Flush With Cash, Can Tushy Make Us Believe In Bidets?

In an interview with Fast Company about Tushy, an innovative bidet attachment, CEO and founder Miki Agrawal seeks to take aim at taboos around hygiene through innovative products. Miki Agrawal is also the CEO and founder of Icon, which has funded 71 obstetric fistula surgeries for developing countries through it’s partnership with Fistula Foundation. Read…

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The Pharma Letter – Setting up a successful corporate giving program

Astellas shares in The Pharma Letter the success of Action on Fistula, and the benefits of setting up an inspirational corporate giving program. Investing in a corporate giving program can be hugely beneficial, not just for the communities your organization supports, but also your business. As well as giving back to society and helping to…

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Over 2,000 women’s lives transformed by Action on Fistula

Fistula Foundation is extremely proud to partner with Astellas Pharma EMEA in Kenya, where together we’ve transformed more than 2,000 women’s lives with life-changing obstetric fistula surgery. Read the full press release below: Over 2,000 women’s lives transformed by Action on Fistula News John Pinching Above: On a visit to western Kenya, Astellas staff are…

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Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition

Global Information Network on Frost Illustrated shares an article on issue of obstetric fistula affecting Nigerian women and girls. Read below for the full story: Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition (GIN)- A disabling medical condition linked to child marriage and early childbirth is receiving limited attention from the Nigerian government, according…

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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…