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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.

10 October, 2016

Persistence of fistula is a human rights violation

Dr. Natalia Kanem, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, presented the United Nations Secretary-General’s report "Intensifying efforts to end obstetric fistula" to the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee of the General Assembly in New York today.

28 July, 2016

The end of 50 years of a long nightmare

Chonyi, Kenya - 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.

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