Malawi faces a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which diverts limited healthcare resources from efforts to treat women with fistula.

Why We Work 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.

What You Help Us Do

We made the following investments to build Malawi’s in-country medical services and provide life-transforming surgery to as many women as possible:

Meet Our Partners

We identify local surgical teams in Malawi already successfully treating women with fistula—and then work to amplify their efforts.

Who are our current partners?

Freedom from Fistula Foundation Malawi

  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Partner Since: 2015
Who are our past partners?

Child Legacy International, Inc.

  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Partner In: 2015
How much funding have we granted?

Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.

Current Partners

  • Freedom from Fistula Foundation Malawi: $1,642,863

Past Partners

  • Child Legacy International, Inc: $24,794


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