After ongoing political instability, Guinea-Bissau suffers from a poorly developed healthcare system that cannot address the backlog of women with fistula.

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.

How much funding have we granted?

Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.

Past Partners

  • Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA International): $50,000


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