News on Obstetric fistula

24 May 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
20 May 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
17 January 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
26 July 2012
MONROVIA, Liberia — In a meeting with Liberia's President H.E. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin pledged support to Liberia's plan to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality... Read more
9 June 2010
In one of her first official mission as Patron for UNFPA to support the agency's work to promote maternal health and safer motherhood, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary participated in Women Deliver II, a major international... Read more
7 September 2012
BEIRA, Mozambique — Following a successful fistula repair surgery, 25-year-old Esther Joakim Chimoio envisions a better life. Although her husband abandoned her because of her condition, she now has ambitious plans that... Read more
24 June 2012
MACCHA, Lebanon— Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria last year, nearly 80,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Over 26,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon alone. Given that the vast... Read more
13 July 2012
Marking World Population Day at the London Summit on Family Planning, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin committed UNFPA to helping nations ensure that every woman is free to exercise her right to access... Read more
22 May 2012
UNITED NATIONS, New York -- While commending the work of a United Nations commission trying to improve access to life-saving medicines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that much remains to be done to save the... Read more
11 July 2012
In the News
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 On World Population Day, two former UNFPA Executive Directors, Dr. Nafis Sadik and Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, released the following statement calling on the world to prioritize the work... Read more