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Konnichiwa, Japan! CEO presents alongside UNFPA at Tokyo conference

On December 12th, Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant participated in an event organized by Astellas Pharma EMEA, in advance of the Universal Health Coverage Forum in Tokyo, Japan. The event grew out of Universal Health Coverage day, and aims to rally the world’s nations to prioritize health care for all. UNFPA, the World Health Organization…

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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…

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Surgeons Bring Relief to South Sudan Obstetric Fistula Sufferers

Fistula Foundation is referenced in an article about an obstetric fistula treatment camp recently held in South Sudan. Surgeons Bring Relief to South Sudan Obstetric Fistula Sufferers By Lucy Poni JUBA — Doctors in South Sudan have wrapped up a two-week campaign to perform reparative surgery on scores of women with obstetric fistula, a condition…

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Fistula Foundation Partner Direct Relief Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Use of GIS

Fistula Foundation and partners Direct Relief and UNFPA are cited when Direct Relief was recognized for winning the Esri President’s Award for outstanding geographic information system (GIS) work on projects like the Global Fistula Map: Direct Relief Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Use of GIS Nonprofit Recognized for Improving Operations and Promoting Transparency in Humanitarian…

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Let’s Help Millions of Women and Girls

Author Ruth Tenzer Feldman writes about Fistula Foundation in a blog post about the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: Let’s Help Millions of Women and Girls I was on vacation on May 23rd, ten time zones away from home. I had no idea that the United Nations, after years of discussing and planning, had…

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Training the Trainers: Standardizing Fistula Surgery Training Worldwide

The biggest single obstacle to increasing treatment for the number of women with fistula is the lack of appropriately trained fistula surgeons. That’s why Fistula Foundation partner FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) created the first-ever Global Competency-Based Training Manual, a groundbreaking tool released last year that many believe will change the landscape of…

CEO Kate Grant addresses Woodrow Wilson Center

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CEO Kate Grant Speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center

On September 27, 2012, Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant participated on a panel at The Wilson Center entitled “Programmatic and Policy Recommendations for Addressing Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse.” Watch her portion of the presentation in this video clip. Other panelists represented UNFPA and EngenderHealth. For the full panel presentation, click here.