Occupational Therapy and OF – guest blog

Here is another informative article from the World Wide Fistula Fund on OT and obstetric fistula ‘Occupational Therapy and Obstetric Fistula’. The guest writer for this blog was Dr. Cambey Mikush, a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis with a doctorate in Occupational Therapy.   Whilst not related to whats really happening in developed […]

Worldwide Fistula Fund guest blog

Although the World Wide Fistula Fund is for women suffering from obstetric fistula in developing countries, there are still some great guests who blog on a regular basis. Loran Hollander is a WWF Fund Rehabilitation Officer and she has recently written a blog on ‘Overcoming patient fear to improve fistula recovery’. Well worth the read. […]

Fistula barrier salve

One of our lovely members has created a natural barrier salve perfect for ladies suffering from  painful skin conditions as a result of an obstetric fistula.   Fistulas are not only are a nuisance for those suffering with a fistula, but they can be very painful due to the effect the fluid has on the […]

Introducing our new social media memes

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American Bill HR2888 – ‘The Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act of 2010’

American Congressman Carolyn Maloney from New York City has just introduced legislation, “The Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act of 2010,” H.R. 5441, which would authorize funding to prevent and treat women suffering from obstetric fistula in developing countries. We are concerned that the legislation is almost a word-for-word copy of the […]

Light at the end of the tunnel

Here is an article written by Business Chicks in 2012 about my experience with Obstetric Fistula. You can read it here: http://businesschicks.com.au/articles/featured/light-at-the-ned-of-a-tunnel

Top six developed countries with Obstetric Fistula

In 2012 the United Nations put out a report stating that Obstetric Fistula has been eradicated in developed countries. It was a pretty arrogant statement considering the women I had met and spoken to since 2011 who have suffered this debilitating condition and the fact that the UN offered no explanation as to how they […]

Follow up to Sarah’s story

You may remember Sarah’s story and her visit to Uganda in my previous blog posts. She recently revisited ‘The Doctors’ about her rectovaginal surgery results and chatted about Rectovaginal Fistula surgery. You can watch the video here.

Blog to read: Sarah with a fistula

Read what it is like to live with an Obstetric Fistula. A blog written by one of our members. http://sarahwithafistula.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/hello-world/  

Emma’s story

One of my Obstetric Fistula ladies recently underwent surgery #20 in the hopes of a repair.  This is her story and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with us. Emma – I first noticed a pea-sized lump on my perineum about 6 years ago. It seemed to come and […]