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Fistula Foundation

We train surgeons and funds operations to repair obstetric fistula, a devastating injury caused by difficult childbirth that often results in loss of the baby and that renders the woman incontinent.
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Fistula Foundation works exclusively on treating obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury resulting from prolonged labor in which the baby is often lost, and the woman is rendered incontinent. Without surgery, women are often stigmatized for their smell and isolated from their communities. Fistula is largely eradicated in wealthy countries, but continues to ruin lives in the poorest parts of the world where access to maternal care is limited.

Fistula Foundation has worked in 31 countries across Africa and Asia, training surgeons, funding surgeries, building hospital infrastructure, providing post-operative care and counseling, and increasing community sensitization.

How Fistula Foundation is different from other charities

Fistula Foundation has funded more than 39,000 surgeries since 2009more than any other organization in the world. They focus solely on fistula repair surgery and making sure women have access to it.

The Foundation is committed to moving donor dollars quickly and cost-effectively to partner organizations in the field, so this money goes directly to help women in need. More than 80 percent of financial expenditures go directly to program costs and support.

In 2014, Fistula Foundation launched an innovative countrywide treatment network program in Kenya, with the potential to end fistula in across the country in a generation. Its integrated network allows surgeons, outreach workers, and hospitals to share resources and information to effectively treat more Kenyan women than ever before. The program expanded to Zambia, in 2017.

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The Life You Can Save - Prism the Gift Fund
The Life You Can Save - Prism the Gift Fund

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