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1 May, 2012 Family Care International (FCI) is working with UNFPA and local partners in hundreds of rural villages in the arid, rural Sahel region of northern Burkina Faso—a landlocked country in West Africa—to address the causes and effects of obstetric fistula in four of the country’s health districts. FCI...
19 April, 2012 Madina, 30, lives in Mogadishu, Somalia. She developed fistula after a difficult and prolonged labor when she was only 17. Her baby died of asphyxia before delivery. Soon after, she noticed that she could no longer control her bladder. Leaking urine uncontrollably and not knowing what had happened...
10 April, 2012 According to the most recent UN statistics, women in sub-Saharan Africa are about 100 times more likely to die in labour than in developed countries. But some of the women who survive childbirth, barely, still face the possibility of dying socially. Prolonged, obstructed labour without timely...

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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