Nurse Care for a Fistula Patient

Gives nurse care for 1 surgery
Gift Description:
$85 provides nursing care for one patient receiving fistula treatment to change the entire outlook of her life. An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor (often occurring in women living in underdeveloped countries who give birth without access to medical help), leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both. Many of these women are rejected by their husbands and pushed out of their villages due to the foul smell produced. Worldwide, one million women suffer from obstetric fistulas, yet only 20,000 women are treated per year. By donating nurse care for a patient, you play a vital role in helping one women receive treatment and better her life.
Area Served:
Africa, Asia
Gift Provided By:
The Fistula Foundation
San Jose, CA
The Fistula Foundation is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula. We believe that no woman should have to suffer a life of shame and isolation for trying to bring a child into the world. The foundation has now supported fistula treatment in 29 countries at sites on two continents, Africa and Asia, funding more obstetric fistula surgeries globally than any other organization in the world that is not taking government funding.

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