Annual Review

I am delighted to present our 2016 Annual Review.

2016 was a momentous year for us as we launched in a fourth country in Africa and treated more than 20,000 women and children for the first time in a calendar year.

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

To achieve that vision, we have continued to increase capacity in our own centers and partnered with more organizations to improve access to safe childbirth.

In October, we opened our Fistula Care Center at CHUT Hospital in Toamasina/Tamatave in Madagascar – a country with an estimated 50,000 women and girls suffering from fistula – and we continue to develop our services in Malawi, Sierra Leone and Kenya.

Our aim is to provide holistic care, which not only helps the physical healing of patients, but also enables them to build a future for themselves in their communities, through education classes and income-generating opportunities.

Additionally, we help build local healthcare capacity through the provision of medical infrastructure (including equipment and supplies), training surgeons to repair obstetric fistulas and training midwives in the highest possible standards of maternal healthcare. To this end, we maintain strong relationships with local and national governments. 

We are also grateful to our local, national and international funders who continue to contribute generously, both financially and with ‘in-kind’ goods and services.

We will continue to fight for women and girls to have access to maternal healthcare and thank you for your ongoing support of our work. 

Ann Gloag OBE

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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