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 have been interested in the problem of childbirth injuries and fistula since the first time I heard Lewis Wall speak in 2002. Lewis founded this organization with another dedicated fistula surgeon, Steve Arrowsmith. They carried the load for many years but the organization has now transitioned into a modern public non-profit.
I have had a variety of experiences living and working in Africa over the past 6 years. Obstetric fistula is a complicated medical, social, and political problem. WFF understands this and strives to use donations responsibly to maximize the impact. I visited the facility in Danja last spring and it is a model--clean, efficient and effective without unnecessary ornamentation. We endeavor to make sure that all WFF activities will do the same.
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