Latest Fistula Stories

2014-09-22 16:28:25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Louise Winstanly, chair of IntraHealth International's board of directors, joined president and CEO Pape Gaye to announce a new CGI Commitment to Action to promote dignity and wellbeing among Mali's most vulnerable women by expanding access to high-quality obstetric fistula treatment and support services. Through this commitment, IntraHealth and its partners...

2014-07-22 16:24:19

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) presented the 2014 AMA/AMAF Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award at its Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Arlington, VA, on July 22, 2014. This year's winner, Kate Grant, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fistula Foundation (San Jose, CA)--an organization that transforms the lives of women with the childbirth injury obstetric...

2014-07-03 12:47:36

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often need gastrostomy tubes, or feeding tubes inserted into an opening created in the stomach, for long-term nutrition. The use of such tubes can lead to persistent gastrocutaneous fistulae, or the failure of the opening to close on its own, resulting in a need for surgical closure. The causes of gastrocutaneous fistulae in pediatric patients are largely unknown, but...

2014-01-29 23:30:27

Fistula Foundation welcomes esteemed fistula surgeon Dr. Steve Arrowsmith as Medical and Programs Director of the 38 partner sites in Africa and Asia, helping women with fistula regain their health. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Renowned fistula surgeon and trainer Dr. Steve Arrowsmith joined Fistula Foundation in a new role as Medical and Programs Director. Dr. Arrowsmith brings more than 27 years of experience and intensive fistula knowledge to the Fistula Foundation...

2014-01-17 23:22:50

HTG cautioned readers to know and recognize symptoms of both hemorrhoids and fistulas, following Women News Network’s December 17th article titled “Women Crowd Hospital in Juba for Obstetric Fistula Surgery.” New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 In the wake of Women News Network’s December 17th article publication, entitled “Women Crowd Hospital in Juba for Obstetric Fistula Surgery,” Hemorrhoid Treatment Group (HTG) cautioned readers, urging them to become familiar with the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.