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25 June, 2018

Midwife escapes death after being denied maternal health care

Najat knew the dangers of childbirth. But when her own needs clashed with her husband's traditional ideas, she suffered in ways she could not have imagined.

12 June, 2018

Fistula camp helps women and girls in Sierra Leone regain their dignity

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the community.” 

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23 May, 2018

Leaving no one behind: Let us commit to ending fistula now!

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018

23 May, 2018

Child bride and fistula survivor becomes an advocate for change

MULANJE DISTRICT, Malawi – Margret Rambiki was just a teenager, married at 14, when she nearly died in childbirth.

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The Maternal Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) is UNFPA's flagship programme for...
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