The Fistula Foundation
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Health & Medicine
Location1922 The AlamedaSuite 302San Jose, CA 95126 United States
Fistula Foundation does one thing and we do it well: treat obstetric fistula. Funding from our generous donors allows us to provide our partners in the field with human and financial resources that enable as many women as possible to receive the treatment they need. Our partners are carefully vetted and every site we fund is coordinated and staffed by local nurses, heroic doctors and care workers who understand the community and understand how to provide the best care possible to the women they treat.
Fistula Foundation believes no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world. That’s why we’re dedicated to ending the suffering caused by obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor that renders a woman incontinent - an injury that can only be treated through surgery.
Since adopting a global mission in 2009, we have supported treatment in 29 countries throughout Africa and Asia.
We are the largest private charitable foundation supporting fistula treatment globally.
Support from our generous donors allows women living in places like Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to receive free, high quality fistula repair surgeries that can change their lives forever.