Capacity Building to Treat Obstetric Fistula in Kenya

Treat women with obstetric fistula with life changing surgery and support major outreach project.

Action on Fistula

"Funding of €1.5 million will provide support to increase the number of fistula surgeons trained utilising the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Competency Based Training Program in Kenya by 100% and significantly boost the number of surgeries that take place. A Fistula Treatment Network across Kenya will also be created and a major outreach programme funded with community workers identifying and encouraging patients to access available treatment. This initiative aims also to recognise the complex life situation faced by women suffering from fistula and supporting those living in isolated rural communities to have access to this important treatment.

In addition to funding this programme, Astellas is actively encouraging and enabling employees to fundraise to support fistula treatment and welcomes other interested parties to contact the Fistula Foundation. For every €350 raised, an additional woman can receive life changing surgery."

Partners

  • Fistula Foundation

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    Fistula Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for fistula repair worldwide to treat women who are suffering from obstetric fistula. The foundation has funded local partners...

  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique - FIGO)

    Association
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 6-25

    The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique - FIGO) was established in Geneva in 1954.

  • Astellas Pharma

    Service Providers
    Japan | Staff size: 10,000+

    Astellas Pharma Inc. is a Japanese pharmaceutical company which aims to become an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company contributing to people's health. The Astellas Group’s...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Kenya
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueEUR 1.5 Million
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