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10 October, 2016 United Nations, New York - Dr. Natalia Kanem, Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, presented the United Nations Secretary-General’s report "Intensifying efforts to end obstetric fistula" to the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee (Third...
28 July, 2016 Chonyi, Kenya - At the bloom of her youth, 50 years ago, Jumwa Kabibu Kai, a resident of Kidutani, a small village in Chonyi, Kilifi County, Kenya, was psychologically prepared for the birth of her second child. As she went into labour, Jumwa was all alone in her small hut crying her heart out but...
18 July, 2016 Mulanje, Malawi – Alice Sabuni has been living with obstetric fistula since 1949, when she gave birth to her first child, at age 17, a year after she was married. Now 83, many of her recollections from those days have grown a bit hazy, but she vividly remembers being in labour – and pain – for two...

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Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia
Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia