Here are some of the things I feel very strongly about. More will be added over time.
Help stop the illegal smuggling of Primates.
A fistula is simply a hole. An obstetric fistula of the kind that occurs in Ethiopia and
many other developing countries is a hole between a womanís birth passage and one or
more of her internal organs. This hole develops over many days of obstructed labor,
when the pressure of the babyís head against the motherís pelvis cuts off blood supply
to delicate tissues in the region. The dead tissue falls away and the woman is left with
a hole between her vagina and her bladder (called a vesicovaginal fistula or VVF) and
sometimes between her vagina and rectum (rectovaginal fistula, RVF), resulting in
permanent incontinence. Most women who develop fistulas are abandoned by their husbands
and ostracized by their communities because of their inability to have children and their foul smell.
Campaign to end fistula