We bring life-changing surgeries to women from remotes zones around the world

We are focusing on a socially crippling but treatable condition called pelvic organ prolapse. In one expression of the state, uterine prolapse, the pelvic walls are weakened to the point where the uterus can descend through the vaginal canal and extrude outside the body, hanging between a woman’s legs.


Who we are

A Stitch in Time was born in a delivery room. The women who brought the organization to life are gynecological health care professionals, three surgeons, and a nurse-midwife, who met through work and affiliations with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

The work led to friendship, and they realized that they were all active international medical volunteers with a shared commitment to making gynecological health care universally available to women in need. That commitment led to the birth of this NGO.

A Stitch in Time around the World

What we do

The process

A Stitch in Time identifies remote hospitals with functioning operating rooms that can accommodate the types of surgeries we perform. The hospitals identify potential candidates for surgery, and we screen the patients when we arrive.

We partner with equipped agencies to handle surgical emergencies and provide our patients with appropriate postoperative care and access to ongoing primary health care.

A Stitch in Time works with local liaisons to ensure that the patients are fully informed and comfortable with our offer’s medical care. Once we’ve left the site, we maintain contact with the hospital to provide follow-up and guidance in the postoperative period.

We are a small, focused grass roots organization, and we like it that way

There are plenty of more prominent, long-established NGOs doing great work for people with limited access to health care, but we want to maintain our autonomy. By staying small, we are directly responsible for every aspect of our work, from patient care to financial management.



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