Current News and Events


Fistula Care Centre opens in Madagascar

Freedom From Fistula has opened a dedicated fistula clinic in Madagascar this week – the fourth country the charity is now working in.  The Fistula Care Centre at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toamasina (CHUT) will provide free medical care to women and girls who have been injured in childbirth.   Read more



Partnership working in Kenya ends fifty years of suffering

Freedom from Fistula has been working with UNFPA Kenya, Flying Doctors Society of Africa and the Kenya Government to ensure women receive FREE treatment in Kenya.  Read more



FFF joins the Revlon 'LOVE IS ON' 2016 Million Dollar Challenge

Freedom from Fistula has joined the Revlon 'LOVE IS ON' 2016 Million Dollar Challenge, a fundraising competition that lives on -- the largest crowdfunding platform for good.  Read more



Rotary provide two new Toyota Landcruisers to aid vital work in Malawi

The handover ceremony was the result of a Global Grant from Rotary Foundation.  The Global Grant was orchestrated by The Rotary Club of Currie Balerno, 1020 District, Scotland with financial support from Rotary Clubs across the three Scottish Districts – 1020, 1010 and 1230.  Working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Limbe, Malawi, a Global Grant of circa $100,000 was raised with support from the Rotary Foundation, enabling the purchase of the two vehicles.  Read more



International Day to End Obstetric Fistula May 23rd 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an end to Obstetric Fistula in a generation ahead of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on Monday 23rd May.  Read more



The Caley Charity Challenge

The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society recently took part in our Big Knit Challenge, sending in 30 bags of knitted baby clothes and squaresRead more>



Airtel Malawi Funding

In 2015, Airtel Malawi provided our Fistula Care Centre with funding for a free hotline number, our education, arts & crafts and patient ambassador programmes, as well as patient hygiene packs and funding for a brand new water tank to provide a dedicated water supply to the Centre.  Read more>



US Ambassador Virginia Palmer visits Fistula Care Centre at Bwaila Maternity Hospital, Malawi

After a brief introduction to the Centre the Ambassador was shown the wards, met with patients, staff and patient ambassadors.  The Ambassador also took part in our Taoloka ceremony, presenting certificates of education to 4 our our healed patients.  Read more>


One man improving maternal health, one woman at a time

Enock Phiri, 28, is a young man who is helping women access free fistula repair surgeries and education where it is difficult to access such services, with support from Freedom From Fistula Foundation. Read the article

Joining forces with Fistula Foundation in Malawi

In 2015, we were delighted to welcome Fistula Foundation, based in California, as a new partner helping to fund our surgical programme in Malawi.  Their support will help at least 300 women and girls receive free surgeries and will enable two fistula surgeons to be trained.  More>


Machinga Community Sensitisation Day

The Fistula Care Centre is now partnering with YRSC and on April 18th, YRSC hosted a ‘Sensitisation Day’ focused on educating the community about fistula. More>


Meryl Streep narrates Freedom From Fistula Foundation Documentary 'Shout Gladi Gladi'

Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep is narrating a documentary highlighting the efforts of Scottish philanthropist Ann Gloag and her charity to improve maternal health in Africa. More>


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>


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>


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>