News on Obstetric fistula

15 Juillet 2014
NEW YORK, United States – Mama Hadija, now in her 60s, had grown accustomed to living in shame. Over 25 years ago, in the rural town of Morogoro, Tanzania, Ms. Hadija experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. The... Read more
23 Mai 2014
DHARAN, Nepal – Dhani Devi Mukhiya remembers the days when her relatives shunned her in public and her husband threatened to bring home another wife. For some of the villagers in her community in Nepal, the obstetric... Read more
12 Juin 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 12 June, UNFPA celebrated the winners of the 2014 United Nations Population Award: Father Aldo Marchesini, a doctor and Catholic priest who treats obstetric fistula sufferers in Mozambique... Read more
22 Mai 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan – “I was 15 years old when I got married, and my husband was 22. My sister-in-law saw me at one of my relative’s wedding and made all the arrangements for her brother to have me,” Sharifa recalls.... Read more
27 Mai 2014
ABUJA, Nigeria – Since her marriage at age 14, Zuera Mustapha, now 21, has experienced two stillbirths and a recurrent obstetric fistula resulting from her difficult deliveries. Yet even with these hardships, she has... Read more
6 Mars 2014
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The United Nations Integrated Peace building Mission in Sierra Leone formally ended its operations after 15 years, marking a transition from the United Nations’ political mission to a more... Read more
31 Juillet 2013
In the News
KRIOLLO OURARSABA, Burkina Faso — "Today," Mariama Boubacar Diallo says, "Thank God, I no longer suffer. I'm healthy; I am healed." Mariama, a resident of the village of Kriollo Ourarsaba, located in the northern Sahel... Read more
20 Mai 2013
MAHAJANGA, Madagascar — Every day, 10 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth in Madagascar. Many more survive, but suffer from untreated complications of pregnancy, including the most... Read more
24 Mai 2013
Across the remote, rural areas of the developing world, childbearing is fraught with danger. And when life-threatening complications arise, as they do — often unpredictably — women are simply too far to reach lifesaving... Read more
17 Janvier 2013
Ethiopia's work with adolescent girls has garnered first prize in a Fund-wide contest to identify good practices related to adolescents and youth. Criteria included relevance (to UNFPA's strategic plan), innovation (in... Read more