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21 July, 2017 “In my community, it is difficult not to see adolescent girls aged 15 to 16 years pregnant or as young mothers”, says 18-year-old Lucia Aiuba Amade from Quelimane in Mozambique's province Zambezia. Childbirth at an early age is associated with greater health risks for the young mother. In fact,...
14 July, 2017 A wise woman, Judith Campbell, once said, “when your heart speaks, take good notes.” It’s been more than two decades since I met two people who would change my life forever: Dr. Catherine Hamlin, the pioneering founder of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, and one of her fistula patients...
5 June, 2017 With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old. “This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he...

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Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia