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Women Helping Women in Afghanistan: CURE International Hospital [2:02]

Against a backdrop of continuing violence and oppression of women in Afghanistan, a heroic team of all-female surgeons are doing the nearly impossible: delivering life-changing fistula surgeries to women in need. Fistula Foundation has pledged $200,000 to help our hospital partner, CURE International. A generous donor will MATCH the first $20,000 in gifts to support…

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The Need in the Congo: HEAL Africa [1:44]

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been called “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” Decades of instability have left the majority of the population in poverty, and the maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Access to quality healthcare is limited, particularly in rural areas….

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International Day of the Midwife: Edna Adan [4:08]

International Day of the Midwife is a day to observe the myriad health contributions midwives provide in their communities, helping women deliver safely and preventing injuries like obstetric fistula. Edna Adan – Somaliland’s first certified nurse-midwife – has a dream to train and place 1,000 midwives throughout her country, helping to ensure safe delivery for…

Gynocare Video October 2016

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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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#GivingTuesday Video – November 29, 2016 [2:18]

Join the global #GivingTuesday movement and help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season! After a long week of indulging in Thanksgiving feasts, Black Friday deals, Small Business Saturday sales and Cyber Monday madness – isn’t it time there was a day for giving back? Well now there is! November 29th is Giving Tuesday, a…

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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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Mother’s Day Video: Sarah’s Story [3:45]

This Mother’s Day is a special one for Sarah. Sarah Omega, our communications officer in Eldoret, Kenya, is a fistula survivor and maternal health advocate. Raped at the age of 19, she endured a lengthy obstructed labor and gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. She also developed a fistula. Thinking treatment was impossible, she lived…

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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…

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The Face of HOPE

Meet Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, founder of the HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh. We have proudly funded his work since 2010; his hospital is the only facility in southern Bangladesh providing fistula treatment. Watch our interview with him to learn more about our partnership and his life-changing work.

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Faith’s Story

When Faith developed fistula at age 12, her mother left. But her father stayed. Watch this inspiring story of a father’s love and of a brave young woman whose life was transformed, thanks to free surgery via our Action on Fistula program in Kenya. Action on Fistula is a program led by Fistula Foundation, with…

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Partner Spotlight: HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh was founded by Dr. Iftikher Mahmood, and has established a hospital in the town of Cox’s Bazar as well as eight regional health centers. Since partnering with HOPE Foundation in 2010, there has been much progress in the treatment of fistula in Bangladesh. Watch this video to…