Healing Women. Restoring Lives.

Join Worldwide Fistula Fund to heal and rebuild the lives of girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that leaves a woman incontinent: leaking urine or feces uncontrollably. A woman with a fistula is typically rejected by her husband, shunned and ridiculed by her community and lives in isolation.

Treatment

  • Life-changing surgery and post-operative care from an expert fistula surgeon
  • Recovery and rehabilitation with physical therapy and long-term care at our hostel

Reintegration

  • Literacy education and practical skills to generate income: sewing, knitting, embroidery, beadwork and more
  • Survivor networks providing ongoing local support and counseling
  • Dedicated Women’s Center in Uganda

Prevention

  • Training African OB-GYNs for prevention as well as increased access to treatment
  • Community-based prevention with advocacy to identify women needing care