The Fistula Foundation
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Fistula Foundation works to heal women suffering from obstetric fistula by funding treatment, surgeon training, and medical equipment. To date, we have funded fistula treatment in 28 countries.
Fistula Foundation is the largest private charitable foundation not accepting government funding supporting fistula treatment globally. Wherever possible, we work to empower dedicated local doctors in developing countries. We fund fistula surgery, surgeon training, the building of hospitals and operating rooms that are dedicated to fistula surgery, as well as “mobile” care clinics in rural regions of the world where no hospitals exist. Would you like to know more? The real heroes are the partner organizations, the surgeons and the patients. All around the world, miracles are happening for young women living places like Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. We invite you to take a moment now to visit our website and to learn how our donors' dollars are being put to work. Learn about the challenges of healing women in war zones and meet dedicated local surgeons who work every day to treat women who are suffering. Why wait? Take the journey with us right now. Let it inform you, and perhaps deepen your own life and perspective.
the one million women worldwide who currently suffer from the childbirth injury obstetric fistula, which renders a woman incontinent until she can receive a reparative surgery, like those our donors help us fund.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
4,511 women receive free, safe fistula repair surgeries. We also helped our partners throughout Africa and Asia by funding medical equipment and supplies, by funding surgeon training to expand the pool of surgeons who are able to perform more complex repairs, and by working with our partners to increase patient access to care.
Geographic areas served:
countries throughout Africa and Asia, having funded fistula treatment in 30 countries since adopting a global mission in 2009.
obstetric fistula repair surgeries, patient identification, education and transportation, the training of obstetric fistula surgeons, and providing supplies and equipment to partners when needed to ensure that surgeries are conducted in as safe an environment as possible.
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Amazing organization! I'm very happy with the work they do to provide life-changing treatments to those in need!
The Fistula Foundation is doing amazing work and are changing the lives of so many women across the world.
I had no idea this was a problem still (in the 21st century). We can and must do better for women worldwide who are physically impacted by childbirth, especially when the solution is relatively simple.
This foundation provides an invaluable service to underserved and deserving women in underrepresented communities. We need to continue to support the vital and necessary organization.
I first became aware of the Fistula Organization several years ago featured on a daytime talk show. The story left a lasting impression on me and I take the opportunity to share the story with others. The Fistula Organization will probably be the only opportunity for women in less developed areas to receive sophisticated medical care while also affording them compassionate care in addition to restoring their dignity. Women are the mothers of the earth and as such should be given the highest in regards.
The Fistula Organization is a much needed service and remains as my top priority in charitable service.
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I know for first hand experience that you are making a great contribution working with one of our partner organisations
Brian Hancock. chairman Uganda Childbirth Injury Fund.
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Fistula Foundation has a done a great work in kitovu hospital. It has helped women suffering from fistula be treated and regain their dignity. The foundation has helped the hospital get access to clean by financing the project of drilling a shallow well, Women suffering from fistula are ever leaking urine and stool, they need constant supply of water to wash and drink which Fistula Foundation has resolved.
Awesome charity that helps underprivileged women around the world who are suffering from obstetric fistula after childbirth. Please support!
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My wife and I have had the privilege of supporting The Fistula Foundation for many years. I worked with the Foundation's CEO, Kate Grant, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and saw first hand her leadership and vision.
Those involved in development know that investing in women and girls is the key to transforming societies and nations. The Fistula Foundation deals with a difficult issue that is critical to freeing women to participate in their societies and families. It targets its work strategically and gets a payoff from its efforts that is measured in liberated and empowered lives. I view the Fistula Foundation as a model: it is accomplished, transparent, and accountable, and sets a standard that few organizations can match.
This group is doing amazing work providing surgeries and transforming lives.
Great organisation with honest and transparent people. Thanks to Dr Steve and Lindsey for their keen interest and honest supervision. May God provide more resources to enable us reach more women in all affected corners of the world.