Why We Work in Malawi
Fistula Foundation is not currently working in Malawi.
Malawi is a narrow, landlocked nation in southeast Africa. Despite high rates of prenatal care and births attended by skilled personnel, the maternal mortality rate remains alarmingly high. The country also has a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which diverts already limited health care resources and adversely affects efforts to improve maternal health.
Given these factors, along with a high fertility rate, low female literacy rate, and practices such as early marriage, it is estimated that Malawi has a significant backlog of women suffering from obstetric fistula in addition to the new cases that occur each year.
Meet Our Partners
We are currently not funding any projects in the country.
Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.
- Child Legacy International, Inc: $24,794
- Freedom from Fistula Foundation: $630,076