"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."
|Location||Eastern Africa, Kenya|
|Value||EUR 1.5 Million|