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Out of the Margins #2 – This doctor is unstoppable

Dr. Charlotte Kaliti is a force to be reckoned with. She is the first female surgeon to complete Fistula Foundation’s rigorous training program in Kenya—and she’s just getting started. Dr. Kaliti commands the room as she sits at the head of a conference table in Nairobi. She looks impeccable—even though she entered only moments before…

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Campaign 2018: Your Help is Vital

We need to raise over $3 million before December 31 to treat women still waiting in 13 countries Our partners in the field have been hard at work this year providing life-changing fistula treatment across Africa and Asia, and we are hopeful as we look ahead to 2018. But we need your help. We need…

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Field Notes: A 10-Hour Bus Ride and a Long Journey to Healing

By Lindsey Pollaczek, Senior Program Director Lupaula Province, Zambia — Amidst the throngs of women and children at Kabole Health Center in northern Zambia, twenty women slowly boarded a dusty green bus with Mansa General Hospital emblazoned in white lettering on the side. As the women took their seats and waited for the bus to…

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Charlotte Kaliti

Gynocare has the distinction of becoming the first official fistula repair surgery training site in Kenya certified by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Since 2014, six Kenyan doctors have completed FIGO training through an Action on Fistula scholarship and are now accredited as trained fistula surgeons. Dr. Charlotte Kaliti, a registered OB/GYN…

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54 Surgeons Trained Through FIGO Partnership

Trained fistula surgeons are in short supply, which means capacity to treat the growing backlog of fistula patients is limited. To meet this need, we support a comprehensive fistula surgeon training program, directed by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Since 2012, we have supported ongoing training for 54 surgical fellows who live…

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Front Lines: Two Surgeons on Fistula Surgery [2:15]

Drs. Mulu Muleta and Ambaye Wolde Michael are dedicated fistula surgeons we are proud to partner with through Women and Health Alliance International. In their own words, hear them describe what it’s like to work in this field, and what drives them to help deliver care to women who are suffering.   You can help:…

Fistula Surgeons Pose for a Photo During the Meeting

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FIGO’s Pathbreaking Program Holds Surgeon Meeting in Ethiopia

We are proud to partner with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on a training program for new fistula surgeons. This September, FIGO hosted a meeting largely for initial Fellows in the training program to discuss ongoing needs and challenges. Fistula Foundation Board Chair, Dr. Sohier Elneil, and Medical Director, Dr. Steven Arrowsmith,…

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Surgeon Spotlight: Action on Fistula Surgeon Trainee Dr. Joseph Liko

Dr. Joseph Liko is an OB/GYN at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is the second largest referral hospital in the country and serves a population of nearly 16 million people, mainly from three provinces in western Kenya as well as some parts of eastern Uganda and northern Tanzania….

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Policy makers urged to incorporate fistula as a full unit in training curriculum

Our Program Director Lindsey Pollaczek, Action on Fistula Outreach Manager Habiba Mohamed, and partner surgeon Dr. Nathan Matasi were recently featured in a news segment on Daily Nation Kenya. The segment focuses on the importance of training new surgeons and incorporating fistula into training curricula across the country. Through our Action on Fistula program in…

Photo by Georgina Goodwin.

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400 Lives Transformed in First Year of Action On Fistula

May marked the one year anniversary of the launch of Action on Fistula, a three year, $2 million initiative designed to make a lasting impact on fistula treatment in Kenya, led by Fistula Foundation and funded by Astellas Pharma EMEA. The key objectives of Action on Fistula are focused on three critical areas – treatment,…

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Farzana Wali Jebran

Dr. Farzana Wali Jebran is a fistula surgeon at CURE International Hospital of Kabul and director of its OBGYN fellowship training program. The youngest of seven children, Dr. Jebran’s parents strongly emphasized the importance of education as they grew up in Afghanistan. When she completed secondary school, Dr. Jebran made the decision to attend medical…

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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…

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Partner Spotlight: Public Health Concern Trust Nepal

Meet one of our newest partners and our April spotlight, Public Health Concern Trust Nepal (phect-NEPAL)! Through phect-NEPAL, we are funding fistula treatment, surgeon training, and outreach/education at Kathmandu Model Hospital. Browse through the photo album below to see how the hospital’s fistula care team is working to treat obstetric fistula and raise awareness about…

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New Project in Rwanda

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…

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FIGO Surgeon Training at Gynocare

In October 2014, our Medical & Programs Director, Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, and Communications Associate, Ashley Burke, traveled to East Africa to represent Fistula Foundation at the 2014 ISOFS conference. While in the region, they also had the opportunity to visit several of our partner sites in Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. Here is a highlight from…