News on Obstetric fistula

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
17 April 2012
In the News
KARACHI --- It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary – obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter to flow... Read more
12 December 2011
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A new programme is revolutionizing how women are identified and referred for fistula treatment in Sierra Leone. Since October, women from remote areas can call a toll-free phone number and talk... Read more
5 January 2012
It was a busy, successful year for UNFPA as it continued to work in 2011 with partners to address universal access to reproductive health, including maternal health, treatment for obstetric fistula and family planning,... Read more
18 September 2011
In the News
WASHINGTON, D. C. — Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia doesn't mean to leave you with the wrong impression. She loves making music and has returned to acting, but the "Torn" singer with millions of record sales under... Read more
18 November 2011
DADAAB, Kenya -- Dr. Khisa Weston Wakasiaka, a fistula expert working with the African Medical and Research Foundation, recently returned from Garissa, a city in the North Eastern Province of Kenya, where he performed... Read more
22 August 2011
DHAKA, Bangladesh – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin pledged that the Fund will work to raise $70 million to support the country's next five-year (2012-16) plan to improve maternal and reproductive... Read more
23 May 2011
Tweet DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Across Africa, cell phones are rapidly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From an isolated rural village, a business owner can make a bank deposit through her phone; a farmer... Read more


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