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22 May, 2017 Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2017 Over the past year, I followed the total transformation of two women’s lives. Alice, from Malawi, was successfully treated for obstetric fistula at the age of 83, after...
6 January, 2017 Kano State, 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. At the age of 12, she was in labour for 48 hours, and while she waited eagerly to hear the cry of her baby,...
21 November, 2016 United Nations, New York – 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. The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130...

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