News on Obstetric fistula

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
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
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
15 January 2007
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ZINDER, Niger — Kouboura Moutari greets visitors to her home in the village of Madara with her fist raised in a power salute. Unlike most village girls, she is boldly confident when she speaks, with her head held high,... Read more
18 May 2007
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — New facilities for treating obstetric fistula patients were inaugurated in April by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid and the health ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both countries... Read more
16 May 2006
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today visited the Fistula Centre in the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and praised its staff for working to... Read more
1 February 2006
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — The first ever national campaign to end fistula in Pakistan was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Karachi last week. The campaign aims to surgically repair and... Read more
21 August 2006
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WESTERN DARFUR, Sudan — The region’s first comprehensive Fistula Centre has opened in the town of Zalingei, Western Darfur, with assistance from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Attached to the main reference... Read more
19 December 2007
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NORTHERN NIGERIA — In her third trip to Nigeria as Spokesperson for the Campaign to End Fistula, Natalie Imbruglia – singer/actress and face of L’Oreal cosmetics – saw first-hand how funds she raised are making a... Read more
31 May 2010
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UNITED NATIONS — According to a recent evaluation of UNFPA’s contribution to the Campaign to End Fistula, strong successes in raising visibility and knowledge of obstetric fistula worldwide were achieved but more... Read more

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