Courtney Stampf wrote -We are a group of senior nursing students who are trying to raise awareness and help women in need of life saving surgery. These women, through no fault of their own, are shunned from their villages because of this preventable injury.
Worldwide Fistula Fund:
The Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-saving obstetric fistula surgery for women in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing areas. Fistula, internal injuries that happen when women don't have access to proper medical care during or after childbirth, have devastating effects on a woman's physical, psychological and emotional health. But there is a treatment that ends this suffering.
And the Worldwide Fistula Fund provides it.
The Worldwide Fistula Fund will soon open a new fistula hospital in Danja, Niger. The Danja Fistula Center will not only offer a comprehensive range of short- and long-term services to women suffering from fistula but also function as a training and research center for medical professionals. Over the coming years, the WFF hopes to advance the message of hope and healing by replicating this Center in other developing nations around the world.
Within just five years, the Center will:
provide care for up to 2,500 women with fistula
train at least 30 doctors from Niger and other African countries in fistula repair and
develop community-based programs to aid in the prevention of obstructed labor (the major cause of fistula).