With a severe shortage of maternal health services, Mozambique suffers from a high rate of maternal deaths and childbirth injuries such as obstetric fistula.

 Why We Work in Mozambique

Fistula Foundation is not currently working in Mozambique.

The legacy of a 16-year civil war that took place from 1976 to 1992, which claimed nearly a million lives, still endures today in Mozambique and impedes the provision of even basic health services for the population. The country had a UN Human Development Index value of 0.393 in 2013, ranking it 178 out of 187 countries in terms of ‘average achievement in key dimensions of human development.’

70.2% of the population currently  doesn’t have access to basic education, decent living standards, or health care services (Human Development Report 2014). 

With the high rate of maternal mortality in the country, there is also high prevalence of fistula, but very limited treatment services available.

What You Help Us Do

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

Meet Our Partners

Fistula Foundation has previously worked with Maputo Central Hospital in Mozambique. We are currently not funding any projects in the country.

What projects did we fund in the past?

Maputo Central Hospital

A 20-bed fistula ward has been established at Maputo Central Hospital, the main health facility where women can obtain quality fistula care. Through this project, we worked to provide 300 women with free fistula repair surgeries as well as cover their transport costs to and from the hospital. In addition, we carried out a training program for doctors and health workers to ensure women are receiving reliable, high-quality care. 

How much funding have we granted?

Focus on Fistula

  • $49,434 in FY2017


  • $280,400 in FY2014


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