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Fistula in Her Words

In celebration of International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, our partner Kupona Foundation shares on Girls’ Globe some reflections on an important question: how do we talk about fistula without imposing our own narrative and excluding women from their own stories? “Women with fistula have suffered so much, so deeply. Many have been voiceless for…

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KASS TV: Fistula Day Celebration

Media story on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula featuring Action on Fistula program director Lindsey Pollackzek and Dr. Hillary Mabeya speaking on the outreach activities and work being done to treat more women with fistula. Battling fistula

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Update from Kenya: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Marking the 4th United Nations’ International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, our Action on Fistula program partners in Kenya held several events to raise awareness about obstetric fistula. Here is a photo tour: Partner: Gynocare Fistula Center Eldoret, Kenya In Eldoret, the inaugural Run to End Obstetric Fistula was hosted by our partner facility, Gynocare…

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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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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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Our Partners Celebrate the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula!

May 23 marked the UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, and our partners celebrated in a variety of ways around the world. Please enjoy this photo album of some of their activities and events.       WAHA International – Ethiopia WAHA International and its partners in Ethiopia organized an official ceremony at our…

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An Interview with Kate Grant

Last week, in honor of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Girls’ Globe “sat down” for an interview with CEO of Fistula Foundation, Kate Grant.     1. Earlier this week the G4 Alliance launched globally at the WHA in Geneva, Switzerland – an alliance in place to improve​ access to care in Surgery,…

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In Observance of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Statement from Kate Grant, CEO of Fistula Foundation May 22, 2015 We know that obstetric fistula impacts the lives of one million women globally. And we know that a woman with fistula in a low-resource environment is too often the poorest of the poor; a woman who may not be able to afford the cost…

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Freeing Women From Isolation Through One Simple Procedure

This piece was featured in Huffington Post’s Global Motherhood blog on May 23rd, the UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Written by fistula surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alhaji Gana from Nigeria, it focuses on the importance of training new surgeons in the global effort to end fistula for women who are suffering. Fistula Foundation is…