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22 May, 2017

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director

Over the past year, I followed the total transformation of two women’s lives. Alice, from Malawi, was successfully treated for obstetric fistula at the age of 83, after living with this terrible and treatable condition for 66 years. Jumwa, from Kenya, was treated at the age of 77, after living with fistula for 50 years. I...

6 January, 2017

Zainab and Hauwal – two fistula survivors from Nigeria

I met Zainab Baubau, a 32-year-old fistula survivor, 19 years after the death of her son, an infant she lost during childbirth and developed an obstetric fistula.

21 November, 2016

UN calls to end fistula within a generation

The Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a UNFPA-backed resolution today that calls upon the international community to end fistula within a generation.

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