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Fistula Foundation


1700 The Alameda, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 249-9596


Fistula Foundation is focused on treating obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury that affects a million women. It funds partners in 20-plus countries in Africa and Asia.

Mission Statement

Fistula Foundation works to end the suffering caused by devastating childbirth injuries, because we believe no woman should endure a life of misery simply for trying to bring a child into the world.


We provide treatment to women with devastating childbirth injuries. Fistula and severe perineal tears are most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, so that’s where we focus our efforts. We provide high-quality, free repair surgery in areas with the greatest need for treatment – at the average cost of $616 per surgery across our network of surgeons. Since 2009, we’ve provided more than 85,000 life-transforming surgeries to women at more than 150 sites in 33 countries across Africa and Asia.

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The donation is the largest ever for the nonprofit, and will accelerate its plans to serve women in Africa and Asia with devastating childbirth injuries.

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