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18 July, 2016 Mulanje, Malawi – Alice Sabuni has been living with obstetric fistula since 1949, when she gave birth to her first child, at age 17, a year after she was married. Now 83, many of her recollections from those days have grown a bit hazy, but she vividly remembers being in labour – and pain – for two...
20 June, 2016 Headlands, Zimbabwe – A year ago, Tuwede Adam (36) was sitting in her home dejected and sad having suffered from fistula for 19 years. In 1996, while giving birth at home during an agonizing 4 day labour at the age of 16, Adam suffered this birth injury that left her incontinent. Since this injury...
23 May, 2016 Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund United Nations, New York, 23 May 2016 Obstetric fistula is almost exclusively a condition of the...

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