News on Obstetric fistula

22 May 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Living with obstetric fistula is a life full of stigma,” said 32-year-old Sarah Omega of Kenya at a press conference on Capitol Hill this week. She suffered from this debilitating injury of... Read more
4 April 2008
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In mid-March hundreds of Congolese women, men and girls raised banners that read, Together, let us say No to the silence, for the dignity of the Congolese and Enough sexual... Read more
30 May 2008
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SEATTLE --- "Making a positive change is really a choice,” said Kelsea Peterman, 23. Kelsea and her sister Amber, 27, have recently made that choice by merging two of their individual passions – the cause to end... Read more
8 May 2008
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NEW YORK – Some 250 million years ago, all of the earth’s land mass formed one supercontinent, Pangea. On May 10, organizers of Pangea Day, aim to restore connections between far-flung places through the power of story... Read more
2 April 2008
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NEW YORK – Four years after a film producer first read about obstetric fistula, a documentary portraying the lives of its survivors is drawing wide audiences and winning major awards.  The film, “A Walk to Beautiful”,... Read more
13 September 2007
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LONDON, United Kingdom — A recent celebrity bowl-a-thon at London’s All Star Lanes hosted by Australian singer/actress Natalie Imbruglia and Virgin Unite, charitable arm of the Virgin Group, raised more than $140,000... Read more
25 September 2007
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NIAMEY, Niger — Fifty-five-year-old Hanna Moussa keeps a carefully wrapped bar of soap with her at all times. She’s saving the soap for her grandson, who helped care for her when she was shunned by most of her family... Read more
18 May 2007
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — New facilities for treating obstetric fistula patients were inaugurated in April by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid and the health ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both countries... Read more
15 January 2007
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ZINDER, Niger — Kouboura Moutari greets visitors to her home in the village of Madara with her fist raised in a power salute. Unlike most village girls, she is boldly confident when she speaks, with her head held high,... Read more
16 May 2006
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today visited the Fistula Centre in the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and praised its staff for working to... Read more

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