Freedom from Fistula Foundation

Freedom from Fistula Foundation

Charity information

Freedom from Fistula Foundation

An estimated 2 million women and girls in Africa are suffering from obstetric fistula caused by prolonged, obstructed childbirth and lack of access to maternity care.
Left incontinent, they are often condemned to a life of solitude and despair.
Our charity helps these women and girls by providing free surgeries to heal their fistulas and free maternity care to prevent fistulas and ensure safe childbirth.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is to help eradicate obstetric fistula and for women and girls in Africa to have access to healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth.

In order to achieve this, we have a number of concrete objectives:-
    To expand or develop fistula services across Africa, particularly in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Malawi and Madagascar;
    To train local surgeons to repair obstetric fistulas
    To train local midwives in the highest standards of maternal healthcare;
    To finance access to healthcare during pregnancy and labour;
    To finance caesarean sections to stop obstetric fistulas occurring;
    To provide education and empowerment to fistula patients;
    and To partner with other organisations and local facilities to improve fistula and maternity care.

  • Aims

    Freedom from Fistula Foundation aims to:

    • To help eradicate obstetric fistula and for women and girls across Africa.
    • To help women and girls across Africa have access to quality maternal healthcare.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2008

    Board members: 5

    Phone number: 01738 633264

    Address: Robertson House1 Whitefriars CrescentPerth PH2 0PA

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website