News on Obstetric fistula

25 February 2005
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KATSINA, Nigeria—For Dr. Gloria Esegbona, participating in the “Fistula Fortnight” is like coming home. The 30-year-old obstetric gynaecologist was born in Britain to Nigerian parents and is one of four international... 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 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
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
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
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

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