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July 18, 2022
Alice Emasu, Executive Director of Terrewode and local Ugandan Partner, discusses the importance of Solidarity Groups and supporting fistula survivors through reintegration.
May 26, 2022
Longtime donor shares her passion for WFF’s mission and pledges matching up to $30,000 until May 31st! Give today to double your impact!
May 11, 2022
Founder and Executive Director of Let’s End Fistula Initiative (LEFI) in Kenya, Sarah Omega, discusses the important work of empowering fistula survivors to advocate for safe childbirth.
December 13, 2021
WFF addresses childbirth injuries with a HOLISTIC model and FOUR pillars of action. Intensive Community Outreach, Surgical Care by expert fistula surgeons, Social & Economic Reintegration and Prevention Education.
December 2, 2021
Dr. Itengre’s new ARENA clinic is built! Even though the surgeries are not starting this year, the construction is complete and Dr. Itengre will be utilizing the space for education and social reintegration services.
April 28, 2021
Lena is a Community and Global Health student who came across WFF while looking for volunteer opportunities to fill free time during her winter break. She is passionate about global health and has been able to bring awareness to childbirth injuries throughout her classes. Learn more about Lena and why she continues to volunteer with WFF.
March 24, 2021

Black Star Extensions strives to promote self-love while challenging customers to think beyond the superficial and find creative ways to support Black and African women in diaspora. Learn more about BSE from their CEO, Leandra, and why they choose to donate to WFF.

December 7, 2020
As a recent vesicovaginal fistula survivor, I have become increasingly aware of contemporary women in the developing world who are forgotten and overlooked in the context of immense suffering. I have thus become committed to advocating for them; as a scholar and as a fellow human being, 
June 26, 2020
After giving birth to her baby boy, Savannah was torn a little further than expected. Her midwife told her she had developed a fistula and used stitches to slow the leaking. Savannah visited a local urogynecologist but had to wait over two months for surgery. It only took a few weeks into post op for the leaking to return. Hopeless and exhausted, she joined a support group and found help through WFF Board Member, Dr. Richter. Savannah is now healed and uses embroidery to spread awareness and support her fistula sisters around the world.
May 20, 2020
Due to extreme bladder injuries sustained during an abdominal hysterectomy, Rachel developed a vesicovaginal fistula tract. Feeling emotionally and physically exhausted, she is still on the road to recovery facing surgery after surgery. Through this journey Rachel has been able to connect with WFF and help provide hope to her fistulas sisters around the world.
April 28, 2020
In January 2016, after years of irregular menstrual cycles and secondary infertility, I decided to go to a different doctor for a second opinion. Tests confirmed I had multiple fibroids and needed a partial hysterectomy.
December 27, 2019
After accepting her calling of an OBGYN, Megan Flahive traveled to Tanzania to work with a fistula surgeon. She intended on educating women about prevention of unwanted pregnancy, but quickly learned that women believed fertility was their greatest asset. These women needed the resources to have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. Megan joined us through One By One in 2010, but her support has continued on through WFF. 
December 6, 2019
In October, Dr. Christopher K. Payne, Chair of WFF’s Board of Directors, was recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as their 2019 Distinguished Philanthropist.
March 26, 2019
Two women locked in deep conversation like long-lost friends caught my attention in the hospital ward. They were lying on mattresses on the floor of the Hamlin Fistula Center in Mekelle, awaiting care in their hospital gowns.
February 19, 2019
I am Dr. Itengré Ouédraogo. You may have heard or seen my name over the past 8 years in connection with Worldwide Fistula Fund. Today I’d like to share my story with you and thank you for helping to make my successes, and those of the women I serve, possible.
February 24, 2016
Our excitement was palpable as we arrived in Mekelle this past January. Composed of nurses, surgical technicians, residents, fellows, anesthesiologists, urogynecologists, biomedical engineers, radiologists, hospital management specialists, intensivists and, philanthropists, we were a truly interdisciplinary team.
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