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1 July, 2019

From social outcast to future teacher: A Malawi fistula survivor’s story

“I consider myself very lucky," says Monica Kaleso, a Malawian fistula survivor who overcame stigma after being treated.

30 May, 2019

Meeting the SDG challenge to end fistula and preventable childbirth-related morbidity and mortality

A new commentary in The Lancet underscores the critical role of universal access to skilled care at birth to end obstetric fistula.

23 May, 2019

Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2019

22 May, 2019

Treatment for traumatic childbirth injury gives new hope to women in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – “I saw myself as the living dead,” 50-year-old Laila* told UNFPA. She suffered terribly while giving birth in Pakistan 27 years ago. The prolonged, obstructed labour left her with an obstetric fistula – one of the most serious injuries that can occur during childbirth.


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