Fistula CAN be treated

If you or someone you know has fistula, we can help. Review the resources below to begin a journey to healing.

Healthcare providers are available to screen women and refer them to treatment centers in four countries of high need—Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Democratic Republic of Congo

As violence and political instability continue to plague the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), surgical outreach efforts—in which surgery teams travel to a host site to deliver care for a limited time—are an effective way to treat women when providing routine care is impossible. Learn more.

Fistula Foundation partners that offer treatment services

Artemedis

  • Location: Banalia, Isiro, Kalemie, Kaziba, Lisala, Luebo, Minova, Moba, Tshikaji, Tshikapa, Wangata (Mbandaka)

Fistula Program DRC (FisPro DRC)

  • Location: Butembo, Kinshasa

HEAL Africa

  • Location: Benaleka, Goma, Karawa

Maendeleo Fistula Care

  • Location: Durba, Haut-Uélé

Panzi Hospital

  • Locations: Gemena, Kabalo, Kabinda, Kabongo, Kamina, Kole, Lodja, Lubao, Malemba-Nkulu, Manono, Mbau (Lomami), Mbaya, Ngandajika, Nyunzu, Panzi (Bukavu), Tandala, Tshofa, Wikong, Zongo

Polyclinique Beniker

  • Location: Lubumbashi

Rwankole Hospital

  • Location: Adi, Bunia

Vanga Evangelical Hospital

  • Location: Vanga
Fistula help hotline
Call this hotline for free screening and referral to a treatment center:
  • +243 828170267
Fistula Foundation Treatment Network Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to hear about the next surgical outreach effort in the DRC, and to reach out for help.

Fistula Foundation Treatment Network in DRC

 

Kenya

Fistula Foundation’s pioneering, countrywide treatment network in Kenya is connecting more women than ever before with life-transforming surgery. Learn more.

Fistula Foundation outreach partners

The following Fistula Foundation outreach partners are active in several counties, and can connect women to nearby treatment facilities for care.

Daraja Mbili Vision Volunteers Youth Group (DM)

  • Location: Kisii
  • Counties of implementation: Kisii, Narok, Nyamira

Maisha Empowerment Initiative (MEI)

  • Location: Kisumu
  • Counties of implementation: Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori

WASO Hope CBO

  • Location: Isiolo County
  • Counties of implementation: Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu

Women and Development Against Distress in Africa (WADADIA)

  • Location: Mumias
  • Counties of implementation: Baringo, Bungoma, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kakamega, Kilifi, Siaya, West Pokot

Women Health and Education for Development (WOHED)

  • Location: Nairobi
  • Counties of implementation: Garissa, Mandera, Tana River, Wajir

 

 

Fistula Foundation partners that offer treatment services

Bomu Hospital

  • Location: Mombasa 

Cherangany Nursing Home

  • Location: Kitale

Garissa County Referral Hospital

  • Location: Garissa

Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital

  • Location: Eldoret

Jamaa Home & Mission Hospital – Edelvale Trust

  • Location: Nairobi

Kapenguria County Referral Hospital

  • Location: Kapenguria

Kisii Gynocare Fistula Centre

  • Location: Kisii 

Narok County Referral Hospital

  • Location: Narok

Nyambene Sub-County Hospital

  • Location: Meru

Vihiga County Referral Hospital

  • Location: Mbale
Fistula help hotlines
Call one of these hotlines for free screening and referral to a treatment center:
  • +254 769637583
  • +254 717492526
Fistula Foundation Treatment Network Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to hear about the next surgical outreach effort in Kenya, and to reach out for help.

Fistula Foundation Treatment Network in Kenya

Tanzania

Women in rural Tanzania have limited access to adequate healthcare and remain at risk of developing fistula in childbirth. Learn more.

Fistula Foundation partners that offer treatment services

Association of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons of Tanzania (AOFST)

  • In 2024, AOFST will provide fistula care at the following hospital locations:
    • Bukoba Regional Referral Hospital (Bukoba municipal)
    • Geita Regional Referral Hospital (Geita)
    • Kasulu District Hospital (Kasulu)
    • Katavi Regional Referral Hospital (Mpanda municipal)
    • Mtwara Regional Referral Hospital (Mtwara municipal)
    • Sumbawanga Regional Referral Hospital (Sumbawanga municipal)
    • Muhimbili National Hospital (Dar es Salaam)

Bugando Medical Centre

  • Location: Mwanza

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)

  • Location: Dar es Salaam

Maternity Africa

  • Location: Arusha

Nkinga Referral Hospital

  • Location: Nkinga
Fistula help hotlines
Call this hotline for free screening and referral to a treatment center:
  • +255 676422192
Fistula Foundation Treatment Network Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to hear about the next surgical outreach effort in Tanzania, and to reach out for help.

Fistula Foundation Treatment Network in Tanzania

Zambia

Zambia has a vast geography, and the varied terrain—featuring mountains, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls—makes travel to health facilities incredibly difficult. Learn more.

Fistula Foundation partners that offer treatment services

Chilenje Level 1 Hospital

  • Location: Lusaka

Chilonga Mission Hospital

  • Location: Mpika

Kabwe General Hospital

  • Location: Kabwe

Mansa General Hospital

  • Location: Mansa

Mbala General Hospital

  • Location: Mbala

Monze Mission Hospital

  • Location: Monze

Solwezi General Hospital

  • Location: Solwezi

St. Francis Mission Hospital

  • Location: Katete
Fistula help hotlines
Call one of these hotlines for free screening and referral to a treatment center:
  • +260 969934410

  • +260 973248955

Fistula Foundation Treatment Network Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to hear about the next surgical outreach effort in Zambia, and to reach out for help.

 Fistula Foundation Treatment Network in Zambia

We’re In It to End It

We are accelerating our In It to End It vision—a vision to bring the suffering caused by fistula to an end in all countries where this condition persists today. 

If you or someone you know has fistula and is not located in one of the countries listed above, please email us (info@fistulafoundation.org) and provide the following information: 

  • Name of woman who is presumed to have fistula
  • Her location
  • Her phone number

Together, we can create a world where no woman suffers from this devastating condition.

 

 

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