28 July, 2016

The end of 50 years of a long nightmare

At the bloom of her youth, 50 years ago, Jumwa Kabibu Kai, a resident of Kidutani, a small village in Chonyi, Kilifi County, Kenya, was psychologically prepared for the birth of her second child.

18 July, 2016

Free after 66 years

MULANJE, Malawi – Alice Sabuni has been living with obstetric fistula since 1949, when she gave birth to her first child, at age 17, a year after she was married.

20 June, 2016

Reconstructing Lives: Tuwede's Story

HEADLANDS, Zimbabwe – A year ago, Tuwede Adam (36) was sitting in her home dejected and sad having suffered from fistula for 19 years. In 1996, while giving birth at home during an agonizing 4 day labour at the age of 16, Adam suffered this birth injury that left her incontinent.

23 May, 2016

A call to transform the world

Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

United Nations, New York, 23 May 2016


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