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Your Donations at Work: Chad

Your donations have supported fistula treatment in Chad since 2011, through the work of our partner Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA). Over the last two years, WAHA reports that they were able to provide life-changing surgery to 310 women—many of whom (40 percent) were suffering from complex injuries requiring an advanced level of surgical…

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Liberia: Restoring Fistula Treatment After Ebola

Embed from Getty Images During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Liberia was one of the hardest-hit countries in West Africa, with the highest number of Ebola deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Liberia reported 300 to 400 new Ebola cases every week in August and September 2014, a devastating pace for the country’s already…

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Your Donations at Work: Guinea

Guinea: WAHA confronted similar Ebola-related challenges in Guinea, using patient outreach as a way to address fears about accessing health services following the epidemic. Their holistic approach to treating patients includes pre- and postoperative care, rehabilitation, nutritional support, and psychosocial services, ensuring that women receive the best possible care. Since 2015, your donations have funded…

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Your Donations at Work: Liberia

Liberia: During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Liberia was one of the hardest-hit countries in West Africa, with the highest number of Ebola deaths. According to the World Health Organization, Liberia reported 300 to 400 new cases every week in August and September 2014, a devastating pace for the country’s already weak health system. Working in…

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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:…

Your Donations at Work - Zimbabwe

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Your Donations at Work: Zimbabwe

Following a pilot project in 2013, we were able to establish routine fistula care services in Zimbabwe in conjunction with our long-term partner, Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA). Over the last year, 198 women received free, life-transforming repair surgeries at Parirenyatwa Hospital and Harare Central Hospital thanks to your support. These women also received…

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In Observance of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Statement from Kate Grant, CEO of Fistula Foundation May 22, 2015 We know that obstetric fistula impacts the lives of one million women globally. And we know that a woman with fistula in a low-resource environment is too often the poorest of the poor; a woman who may not be able to afford the cost…

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Newsweek: The Afterbirth Miracle

Fistula Foundation and our long-term partner surgeon Dr. Mulu Muleta are featured in this article in Newsweek. For more information about our work with her through Women and Health Alliance International in Ethiopia, click here. The Afterbirth Miracle By Rob Verger It’s late June, but it’s chilly in Asella, Ethiopia—the city is higher in altitude…

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Your Donations at Work: Guinea

In Guinea’s capital city of Conakry, Fistula Foundation partner Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) has been working at the Ignace Deen Hospital to provide ongoing quality obstetric fistula care. Despite political instability over the course of this project, 175 fistula repair operations were performed during the one-year grant period funded by the Foundation. In addition to surgeries, funds were also…

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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…

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One Woman’s Story: Goni from Ethiopia

Goni lives in Ethiopia. Married at a young age, she became pregnant soon after. Her labor became obstructed and she lost the baby. The obstructed labor resulted in a fistula that left her incontinent; her husband left her soon after. At the age of 15 she underwent a successful fistula repair surgery at Gondar University…