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Current News and Events

FFFF secures funding grant from Princeton University

The Freedom from Fistula Foundation (US) is delighted to announce that it has received a $12,000 grant from a unique philanthropy class at prestigious Princeton University in New Jersey, USA.  More>

2nd Dec 2014 FFFF took part in #GivingTuesday

This December FFFF took part in a campaign designed to celebrate a day dedicated to giving where charities, families and businesses all came together for #GivingTuesday.  Ann Gloag matched individual donations (up to £100,000) made on the day and staff and supporters took to twitter and facebook to raise awareness of the charity. More>

27th October 2014 Medical equipment from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow donated to FFFF

The unused equipment from the Athletes' Village medical centre is worth about £10,000, including stethoscopes and blood pressure monitors and is to be shipped to Africa to help women & girls in our care. More>

9th October 2014 - Ebola Update

The Ebola situation in Sierra Leone continues to deteriorate and our fistula service at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) remains suspended due to the high percentage of patients that travel to our fistula clinic from the rural areas of Sierra Leone and Guinea. More>

25th August 2014 - Ebola Update

Due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the high percentage of patients that travel to our fistula clinic from the rural areas of Sierra Leone and Guinea, our fistula service at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) is currently suspended.  More>

June 2014 -  'A Garden of Hope'... a pathway to healing wins GOLD at Gardening Scotland

We commissioned Carolyn Grohmann, working alongside Water Gems and Binny Plants, to design and create a Show Garden at Gardening Scotland 2014 to raise awareness for the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors Muirfield Contracts Ltd, Burness Paull LLP and First State Investments for their support of this project and were delighted to be awarded GOLD More>

13th June 2014 - Charity Concert supporting FFFF

The Linton Singers and Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble under their conductor Murray Campbell will join forces with Capella St. Stephan to produce a choral concert celebrating the music of Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Johann Pachelbel, Mailand and David Peebles to name but a few.  More>

23rd May 2014 - International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

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April 2014 - Big Knit Challenge Blanket Squares Make A Difference in Malawi

Over the past few months, many women in Malawi have been sewing and crocheting together knitted squares from the UK as part of their rehabilitation after fistula repair surgery. More>

April 2014 - The team pack up a 20 foot container bound for Sierra Leone

En-route to Sierra Leone are blanket squares, knitted babywear, sewing machines, theatre linen, surgical equipment, walking frames, wheelchairs and much More >

March 2014 - Wife of U.N. Secretary General Visits Fistula Clinic

Madam Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek, the wife of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, visited the Aberdeen Women's Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone, yesterday.  More >

June 2014 - Bonhard House, Perthshire, opens its garden in aid of the Scottish Gardens Beneficiaries and Freedom From Fistula Foundation

The extensive gardens at Bonhard House, Perthshire will be open Sunday 22nd June 2014 10am-4pm in aid of the Scottish Gardens Beneficiaries and Freedom From Fistula Foundation. More>

March 2014 - Gardener's Question Time Event hosted by Jim McColl and George Anderson of BBC Scotland's Beechgrove Garden, in support of FFFF

Jim and George will be on hand to answer all your questions and share their abundance of horticultural knowledge and amusing stories.

Tickets for this exclusive event are priced at £50.00 per person.  More>

January 2014 - Scottish Government Minister visits Fistula Care Centre

Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development for the Scottish Government, visited our Fistula Care Centre at Bwaila Hospital in Malawi on the 25th January where he spent time with patients and staff learning more about our work.  More>