News on Obstetric fistula

16 August 2010
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GABU, Guinea Bissau – One of the first people to greet Catarina Furtado here was an infant named in her honour. Baby Catarina was the first infant delivered by Caesarean section at the surgical unit that Ms. Furtado, a... Read more
22 February 2010
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DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania — Yuko Arimori, an Olympic marathon medalist from Japan came to Tanzania to participate in the Ekiden Run for Peace in the heart of Ulyankulu Settlement for Burundian refugees. The event was... Read more
11 September 2009
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Though political instability, violence and chaos surround them, surgeons and backup teams dedicated to ending the misery of obstetric fistula continue their work in Somalia. The gratitude of their... Read more
19 October 2004
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Khartoum, Sudan—The midday sun in this desert capital is merciless. Nevertheless, a handful of women endure the hundred-degree heat by sharing the sparse shade of a few trees in the courtyard of the Dr. Abbo Fistula... Read more
16 June 2009
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The devastation of obstetric fistula affects some 2 million women across the developing world, with approximately 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring every year. UNFPA’s Campaign to End Fistula aims to eliminate this... Read more
21 February 2005
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KANO, Nigeria— Fatima was 14-years-old when she married. Soon after, she fell pregnant. “I was in labour for six days,” said Fatima, who eventually gave birth to a stillborn baby. “For six days I did not pass stool or... Read more
9 September 2005
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N’DJAMENA, Chad—Four years ago, Jamia Kalaroun lost her baby. After labouring unsuccessfully at home for more than four days, she gave birth to a stillborn infant and suffered a devastating fistula injury. Her first... Read more
30 May 2005
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In January 2004, millions of Americans tuned in to the Oprah Winfrey Show and learned of a little-known childbearing injury called obstetric fistula. One Seattle-based viewer – profoundly moved by the broadcast – felt... Read more
7 March 2005
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KANO, Nigeria—Dr. Said Ahmad Mohammad and Dr. Bill Meyer had never set eyes on each other until a little over a week ago. But together, the two surgeons from different sides of the Atlantic are united in their... Read more
24 February 2005
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KATSINA, Nigeria—About 30 men, seated on scattered plastic bags and straw mats, gather under the meager shade of a nim tree on the grounds of the Babbar Ruga Fistula Hospital. Despite the heat of the midday Nigerian sun... Read more

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