News on Obstetric fistula

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
26 February 2009
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MONROVIA, Liberia – Seventeen survivors of a disabling injury of childbearing are now ready to return to their communities, having undergone successful surgery, followed by counselling and skills training through the... Read more
27 April 2005
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NIAMEY, Niger —Improved training for medical workers providing fistula treatment would help end the needless suffering of thousands of African women with obstetric fistula, experts meeting in Niger agreed on Friday.... Read more
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
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

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