Why We Work in Guinea-Bissau
Fistula Foundation is not currently working in Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau is a small Portuguese-speaking country in West Africa that is home to nearly two million people. It has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and too many births are still done without a skilled health provider. The country underwent a civil war in the late 1990s and continues to suffer from periodic political instability.
As a result, healthcare has not been a significant priority and health expenditure per capita has decreased in recent years. These factors contribute to poor maternal healthcare indicators in Guinea-Bissau and reflect a large number of women living with obstetric fistula who have no access to repair surgery.
What You Help Us Do
We made the following investments to build Guinea-Bissau’s in-country medical services and provide life-transforming surgery to as many women as possible:
Meet Our Partners
We are currently not funding any projects in the country.
Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International)
- Location: Bissau
- Partner In: 2012
Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.
- Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $50,000