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1 July, 2019

From social outcast to future teacher: A Malawi fistula survivor’s story

“I consider myself very lucky," says Monica Kaleso, a Malawian fistula survivor who overcame stigma after being treated.

30 May, 2019

Meeting the SDG challenge to end fistula and preventable childbirth-related morbidity and mortality

A new commentary in The Lancet underscores the critical role of universal access to skilled care at birth to end obstetric fistula.

23 May, 2019

Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2019

22 May, 2019

Ending obstetric fistula: Devastating and preventable childbirth injury continues to haunt women

SIMIYU, United Republic of Tanzania – Keflene Yakobo tried to do everything right during her pregnancy. Though she was young – married at age 17 and pregnant at 19 – she was diligent about receiving regular check ups.


The third phase of UNFPA’s Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF), from...
The Resolution calls upon States and the international community to accelerate actions to...