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26 May, 2015

Fistula is continuing to destroy lives in the developing world

The European Union can play a major role in ending the devastation of fistula for many of the world’s most marginalized women and girls, writes Ms. Hilde Vautmans, Member of the European Parliament in EurActiv.

22 May, 2015

Life after fistula

DHAKA, Bangladesh – For women suffering from obstetric fistula, a traumatic and debilitating childbirth injury, the effects are much more than physical. The condition often leaves them stigmatized by their communities, abandoned by their families and unable to work. And treatment alone does not end this ordeal.

21 May, 2015

We have a moral obligation to complete the unfinished agenda of eradicating fistula

Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula  by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

United Nations, New York, 23 May 2015

20 May, 2015

Overcoming fistula: A survivor’s remarkable story

NAMORROI, Mozambique – In just one year, the life of 21-year-old Carleta Eugenio Francisco has transformed completely.


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