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We do one thing, and we do it well — treat obstetric fistula

Few investments in human health can yield such a dramatic impact on a woman, her family and her community.

Our Strategy

How We Work

Fistula Foundation has a proven model: help where the need is greatest.

Fistula and severe perineal tears are most prevalent in Sub-saharan Africa and Asia, so that’s where we focus our efforts. We partner with carefully selected doctors and hospitals trusted by the communities they serve.

Our rigorous vetting process makes sure that our medical teams provide high-quality repair surgery in areas with the greatest need for treatment. 

Learn about how we work 

My heart is deeply moved by any woman with fistula — she is someone’s daughter, sister, wife, aunt, or friend. Usually she’s lost her baby. Her body and spirit may be broken, but she is resilient. She wants what you’d want for yourself or someone you loved — a new start at life.
Kate Grant CEO, Fistula Foundation

The Impact of Fistula Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

At Fistula Foundation, we have always been laser-focused on fistula treatment, but when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, we knew we needed to help our partners weather the storm.

With unanimous support from our Board of Directors, we launched the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund in April 2020. To date, we have raised nearly $700,000 to help our partner hospitals keep their doors open and continue their vital work. Learn more

Where We Work

Fistula Foundation is the global leader in fistula treatment. Since 2009, we have delivered life-transforming surgeries at more than 150 sites in 33 countries across Africa and Asia.

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