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The Fistula Foundation
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting the fistula treatment and prevention activities of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. Donate through its "Love-a-Sister" and other programs, read about the history of the hospital, browse educational resources, and more.

The United Nations Population Fund maintains a campaign to treat and prevent obstetric fistula worldwide. On its Web site, hear from fistula survivors, learn more about the condition, donate to the cause, and more.

The Worldwide Fistula Fund
The Worldwide Fistula Fund strives to provide medical treatment for women suffering from obstetric fistula. Join its "Street Team," volunteer your time, or make a financial contribution on its Web site.

Facts and Figures from The World Health Report 2005
The United Nations' World Health Organization offers this downloadable report on reproductive health from 2005. Find facts and figures about global childbirth, infant mortality, childcare, and more.

On this Web site from the National Institutes of Health, read articles and browse interactive features on childbirth and related health issues.

USAID Maternal and Child Health
USAID is a governmental organization that provides assistance to foreign nations recovering from disaster or extreme poverty. Learn about its efforts to promote maternal and neonatal health worldwide on its Web site.

The Oasis Foundation - Grace Village - Ethiopia
This organization (where Wubete finds work after recovering from fistula in "A Walk to Beautiful") helps orphaned children and other marginalized Ethiopians, including providing a place for fistula sufferers to wait before they can be treated.


The Hospital By the River: A Story of Hope
by Catherine Hamlin. Kregel Publications, 2005.


"'They Think They've Been Cursed By God'"
by Nicholas D. Kristof. The New York Times, February 25, 2007.

"Alone and Ashamed"
by Nicholas D. Kristof. The New York Times, May 16, 2003.

"Obstetric Fistula in Rural Ethiopia"
by M. Muleta et al. East African Medical Journal, November 2007.

"Living Testimony: Obstetric Fistula and Inequities in Maternal Health"
United Nations Population Fund, 2007.

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