WORLDWIDE FISTULA FUND INC
Rating: 4.94 stars 34 reviews
Location: 1100 E. Woodfield Road Suite 350 Schaumburg IL 60173 USA
Results: In February 2012, the Worldwide Fistula Fund opened the doors of our new fistula hospital in Danja, Niger. The Danja Fistula Center not only offers a comprehensive range of short- and long-term services to women suffering from fistula but also functions as a training and research center for medical professionals. Over the coming years, the WFF hopes to advance the message of hope and healing by replicating this Center in other developing nations around the world.
Target demographics: women suffering from or at risk of obstetric fistula
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200
Geographic areas served: Niger and northern Nigeria
Programs: Danja Fistula Center, Niger
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I've done some copywriting work and some volunteer work for the Worldwide Fistula Fund, and I will continue to offer my services. It's a great organization working to prevent and treat obstetric fistula all over the world, but especially in Danja, Niger, a place where most women deliver their babies in their homes with little or no medical support. Some of those women suffer obstetric fistulas, which cause them to leak urine and/or feces from their vagina. This is a horrible, debilitating condition that sometimes results in these women being shunned by their communities, left alone. The Danja Fistula Center repairs these fistulas, for free, for all of its patients, some of whom walk or travel hundreds of miles to get there. The services provided by WFF in Danja change the lives of these women in profound and lasting ways. I'm proud to be a supporter and a fan of this organization's vital work.
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