Worldwide Fistula Fund

Eradicates obstetric fistula caused in obstructed childbirth, helping African women rebuild their lives.  Supports Niger-based fistula hospital, trains surgeons/nurses, and provides comprehensive services for women.

Some 2 million women in the developing world, most in Africa, suffer from obstetric fistula—a tragic condition caused by obstructed labor. These women are often alone in their suffering – pariahs to their families and communities – and most are poor and illiterate. In Sub Saharan Africa, the Worldwide Fistula Fund provides health care services to women suffering from obstetric fistula. It also trains fistula surgeons, teaches about and supports research on fistula treatment and prevention, and advocates for the unmet needs of the women who suffer from obstetric fistula.

In 2012 the Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) opened the Danja Fistula Center in Niger, West Africa, one of the most underserved countries in the world. The Center is a women’s hospital that provides holistic obstetric fistula treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. The center also provides services to women from Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

Services include free obstetric fistula surgery, after-care, and social reintegration services to women, including education and job skills so they can lead fully productive lives. The WFF also educates communities in the surrounding area about healthy birthing practices and provide services to get pregnant women the help they need during labor.

The WFF is the oldest nonprofit in the United States specifically devoted to fistula eradication. Its technical resources are unique and renowned in the field of fistula surgery.

Contact Information

Worldwide Fistula Fund
1100 E Woodfield Road, Suite 350
Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA

Financial Information

Worldwide Fistula Fund is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: Asabe awaits her surgery outside the Danja Fistula Center.
Photo: Women celebrate at the dress ceremony which is held after their surgery.

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Please join us in the fight to eradicate obstetric fistula. Your support helps restore hope to millions of women suffering from the pain and embarrassment of this preventable condition. Together we will triumph!

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P.O. Box 8734
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