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23 May, 2020

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

22 May, 2020

Korean cooperation helps give Ivorian fistula survivors a new lease on life

A KOICA-funded UNFPA programme aims for all pregnant women to avoid the joy of maternity turning into a nightmare in Côte d’Ivoire.

22 May, 2020

In Yemen and around the world, obstetric fistula strikes the most vulnerable women

"The absence of timely medical treatment will likely spur a dramatic increase in obstetric fistula," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.

22 May, 2020

Safe birth services save lives, prevent childbirth injury in Tanzania

BARIADI, United Republic of Tanzania – Midwife Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers the day in March well: “It was raining heavily and Adimu* had delivered her baby on her way to our facility. “She was shielding herself under a tree” when she gave birth, Ms. Mtumbi recalled.


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