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Thank You, Healthcare Heroes!


Across our global network of care, the healthcare heroes who drive the work of our partners are moving us closer to the day when obstetric fistula will truly meet its end.

We honor the professionals who are on the frontlines of fistula care every day. They dedicate their lives to saving women from the scourge of this devastating condition. The hours are long. The pay is slight. The cases are countless. And yet, they carry on, even in dark and difficult conditions—because seeing a woman smile again is priceless. 

We’re forever inspired by the efforts of our partner surgeons, staff members, and outreach specialists to free the world from fistula. We must continue to invest in high-quality training and to empower communities to address issues of maternal health. Fistula care is truly a team sport: Like a relay, it can’t be won alone.

In gratitude, we celebrate these healthcare heroes with a short video that honors their work, and our partnership with them. Together, we and they are providing more surgeries than any other fistula care organization in the world.

(Length: 5:16)

Published on May 18, 2022

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