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Today is the International Day to End Fistula!
Fistula is a preventable and largely treatable birth injury that occurs in the birth canal of the mother after long and obstructed labor, resulting in chronic incontinence. As a result, the sufferer faces devastating social stigma, often shamed and cut off from her community. Because the majority of the women and girls who suffer from fistula are poor, they cannot receive timely treatment and are forced to live with this debilitating injury, sometimes for decades, depriving them of their health and dignity.
We are proud to be actively working to heal women, end fistula, and train doctors, and thank you for all of your support in this worthy and important endeavor.
Please see our stories for more information and some amazing photos from our last trip to Uganda. Please share our story! We cannot continue to do this important work alone. If you feel moved to give, thereby enabling us to continue to heal women and train doctors, please visit the link in our bio. EVERY dollar counts and we appreciate your support so much! #medicineforhumanity #healingwomentrainingdoctors #endfistula #ittakesavillage #internationaldaytoendobstetricfistula #internationaldaytoendfistula #usa #africa #uganda #globalhealth #womenshealth #fistula #healing