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23 May, 2020 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula   Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains of the past 25 years in advancing the health and rights of women and girls. With a deep sense of urgency,...
22 May, 2020 BARIADI, United Republic of Tanzania – Midwife Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers the day in March well: “It was raining heavily and Adimu* had delivered her baby on her way to our facility. “She was shielding herself under a tree” when she gave birth, Ms. Mtumbi recalled.   Adiumu was in excruciating...
22 May, 2020 BOUAKÉ, Côte d'Ivoire – When Blandine was pregnant, she didn't go to the hospital for regular prenatal check-ups. On the day she gave birth, she delayed in going to the health centre. Her doctor told her that's why the birth had complications which resulted in her developing obstetric fistula.  ...

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#WomenOnTheFrontline: the story of Sahar from Yemen
#WomenOnTheFrontline: the story of Sahar from Yemen
Labor of Love: Ending Fistula in Mozambique
Labor of Love: Ending Fistula in Mozambique
Living with Fistula: The Untold Stories
Living with Fistula: The Untold Stories
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia