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Our Partnership Philosophy By strategically partnering with local leaders and organizations in low-resource countries, we can increase local capacity to address childbirth injuries and promote safe motherhood.

What We Do

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Holistic Care Starts Here

Women and girls with childbirth injuries suffer a tremendous amount of physical, emotional and social stress. Rejection, shame and isolation are all common results of living with an injury like obstetric fistula or pelvic organ prolapse. True recovery requires more than just surgery. It requires a compassionate dedication to holistic care, which can encompass everything from post-op care and physical therapy to individual and group counseling. Every woman who comes to us is treated first and foremost as a person, not a statistic.

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Country Partners

We believe solving global problems such as devastating childbirth injuries requires a commitment to collaborate with, support, and develop local leaders. We work with country partners in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Niger, and Ethiopia. (added countries, we can omit or change wording)

Meet Our Country Partners

WFF Grantees
fistula surgery

Prevention Begins with Care Providers

One of the major obstacles to the prevention and treatment of childbirth injuries is the scarcity of medical professionals with the specialized skills necessary in developing countries. Educating and training medical professionals was the first strategy our founder, Dr. Lewis Wall, began using to eradicate this epidemic when he established WFF in 1995. By building up local medical capacity to prevent and treat these injuries, they will become a problem of the past.

To Date You’ve Helped Us Accomplish So Much

Free surgeries to women suffering childbirth injuries
Fistula survivors received empowerment and social reintegration training
Small businesses run by fistula survivors and their solidarity groups
Community members reached for Safe Motherhood & Free Treatment
Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and medical professionals trained

“Fistula is treatable as well as preventable. When we sensitize our communities about safe motherhood, we are not only preventing fistula, but we are also addressing other childbirth-related complications and death. For me, I find it rewarding if only I can help another young girl not go through the pain and humiliation that I went through.”

Mwajuma, Fistula Survivor, Kenya

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