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Sudan

Since independence, Sudan has been scarred by civil wars, political turmoil and a huge refugee crisis, driving higher rates of obstetric fistula.

Why We Work in Sudan

Fistula Foundation is not currently working in Sudan.

Since independence, Sudan has been scarred by civil wars, political turmoil and a huge refugee crisis. Against such a backdrop, it is difficult for government, economy and healthcare infrastructure to function effectively. Such system failure is at the root of obstetric fistula.

Instability and a lack of basic services means women have less access to emergency obstetric care, resulting in a high rate of maternal mortality in the country and high risk of developing a fistula. Hospitals struggle to address the ever-growing backlog of untreated patients, let alone treat the new cases that occur each year.

What You Help Us Do

We made the following investments to build Sudan’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): $523,510

 

News from the Field

Meet Fatima From Sudan  •  October 21, 2013
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Fatima lives in Sudan. She went into labor at the age of 16, but initially didn't have access to a hospital. By the time she was taken to the hospital,...
Fatima lives in Sudan. She went into labor at the age of 16, but initially didn't have access to a hospital. By the time she was taken to the hospital, the baby was dead, and Fatima developed an obstetric fistula. Her husband divorced her, leaving Fatima emotionally shattered by the loss of her husband and first born child.

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