Giving Tuesday 2020

This year, you can kick off the holiday season by changing a woman's life in Uganda. Gifts MATCHED!

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Mark Your Calendar or Donate Now! Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, and Fistula Foundation is directing all gifts to support vital fistula care in Uganda. Mark your calendars, give early, and spread the word to your family and friends!

In Uganda, You Can Make a Life-Changing Difference

Our trusted partner hospitals in Uganda are changing hundreds of women’s lives—but they need your help to keep going. You can help give hope and a new future to women with obstetric fistula.

Your gift will support fistula surgeries at two facilities, Kitovu Hospital and CoRSU (Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda). Together, we will provide:

  • 540 life-changing fistula surgeries at 2 hospitals
  • Training for 2 fistula surgeons and 25 fistula nurses
  • 5 outreach initiatives, reaching an estimated 1,100 Ugandan people with fistula education and awareness

Why Uganda?

Map of Kampala, UgandaSince ending a 20-year insurgency by the Lord’s Resistance Army in the north, Uganda has enjoyed relative prosperity. Today, however, explosive population growth—paired with an influx of refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo—threatens to undermine this new-found stability. Covid-19 has further exacerbated these challenges.

In Uganda, women with fistula suffer for a staggering 11 years before receiving treatment. With one doctor for every 25,000 individuals, Uganda’s health services, and maternal services in particular, are struggling to keep up with demand. Ugandan women face a one-in-47 change of dying in childbirth. What’s more, poor infrastructure and widespread poverty make it even harder for women to access the care they need. Covid-19 has further exacerbated these challenges.

Click here to learn more about Fistula Foundation’s work in Uganda.

Will You Help Spread the Word?

Check out our handy social media kit below, and don’t forget to tag us! If you have any questions, please contact Mirabel Miscala, Digital Engagement Manager, at: mirabel@fistulafoundation.org

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