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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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Highlights from #WHWWeek Twitter Chat

On April 4, 2016, Fistula Foundation participated in a Twitter chat hosted by Johnson & Johnson discussing #WHWWeek, celebrating health workers around the world and their contributions to the Global Goals. Scroll below to see an archive of the conversation! [View the story “#WHWWeek Twitter Chat ” on Storify]

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Highlights from #WomenInspire Twitter Chat

On February 17, Fistula Foundation participated in a Twitter chat hosted by Johnson & Johnson discussing #WomenInspire, spotlighting women making a difference in global health and change. Scroll below to see an archive of the conversation! [View the story “#WomenInspire Twitter Chat ” on Storify]

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Highlights from #GlobalGoals Twitter Chat

On February 17, Fistula Foundation participated in a Twitter chat hosted by Johnson & Johnson discussing #GlobalGoals action for women and girls, and ways to invest in women to achieve sustainable development for communities. Scroll below to see an archive of the conversation! [View the story “#GlobalGoals for Women & Girls Health Twitter Chat” on…

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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…

From left to right: Denis Robson of J&J with Fistula Foundation partner surgeons Dr. Mulu Muleta and Dr. Serigne Gueye

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Teaming Up for Good

Small Grants Partnership with Johnson & Johnson In 2012, Fistula Foundation and Johnson & Johnson developed a joint program to identify and fund facilities that have the capacity to treat more women suffering from obstetric fistula, but lack the funds to do so. This partnership was sparked by the 2012 launch of the Global Fistula…

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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…

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You’re Not Alone: Bringing About the End of Fistula

In recognition of the 2nd annual UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the Global Moms Challenge interviewed Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant. The Global Moms Challenge is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation and is made possible with support from Johnson & Johnson.   23 May 2014 How did you learn about the…

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For Ethiopian Mothers, A Fate Worse Than Death

Fistula Foundation and our partner WAHA International are mentioned in this Huffington Post piece about a visit to the Gondar University’s fistula care center in Ethiopia: For Ethiopian Mothers, A Fate Worse Than Death By Kelly Yee Across much of Africa, there is a high lifestyle disparity between those who live in urban areas and those who…