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Out of the Margins #1 – Sarah will not be silenced

2018 will be a critical year for women around the world. Women on the margins are sharing their stories—and more and more of us are listening. Sarah Omega Kidangasi, our invaluable staff member, is a fistula survivor. As a teenager, she was raped by a person in power and intimidated into silence. But Sarah is…

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Field Notes – I Held Her Hand

By: Katie Weller, Marketing Communications Writer, Fistula Foundation “Sit down, let’s talk to her,” said Joyce, nodding. She gestured to the hospital bed with a smile and a psychologist’s certainty. We were now alone in a hospital room at Jamaa Mission Hospital—one of six facilities in the Action on Fistula program. From my comfortable desk…

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A Dream Realized: Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital

Last year, hundreds of supporters stepped in to help us build a hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. Thanks to an outpouring of support from one generous anonymous donor, employees of Astellas Pharma EMEA, and Fistula Foundation donors, the new Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital celebrated its grand opening in fall 2016. The hospital welcomed its first…

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Gynocare Women’s & Fistula Hospital [2:59]

Last year, hundreds of supporters stepped in to help us build a hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. Thanks to an outpouring of support from one generous anonymous donor, employees of Astellas Pharma EMEA, and Fistula Foundation donors, the new Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital celebrated its grand opening in fall 2016 and welcomed its first patients…

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Progress Update: Gynocare Fistula and Women’s Hospital

In the summer of 2015, Dr. Hillary Mabeya broke ground to build the Gynocare Fistula and Women’s Hospital. Thanks to the generous support of Fistula Foundation donors, his dream is nearly complete: the 50 bed hospital is in the final stages of construction, with plans to open and begin accepting patients this fall. People like…

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Football for hope: Wadadia using football to fight fistula

Women And Development Against Distress In Africa (WADADIA) has been using a football program to spread awareness of fistula to young girls and women in Kenya. “We provide psycho-social support, economic empowerment and reproductive health to women in need. Our organization also serves as an outreach tool for Fistula program, educating communities and helping find…

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Fistula Foundation, Astellas Announce Groundbreaking €1.5m ($2M) Program to Tackle Obstetric Fistula in Kenya

Funding will help treat 1,200 women with life-changing surgery and support major outreach project Astellas Pharma EMEA (APEL), the European Headquarters of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., today announces a groundbreaking program, Action on Fistula, an initiative led by the charity Fistula Foundation, which is funded by APEL. This three-year initiative (between 2014-2017) will aim to transform…