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20 June, 2016 Headlands, Zimbabwe – A year ago, Tuwede Adam (36) was sitting in her home dejected and sad having suffered from fistula for 19 years. In 1996, while giving birth at home during an agonizing 4 day labour at the age of 16, Adam suffered this birth injury that left her incontinent. Since this injury...
23 May, 2016 Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund United Nations, New York, 23 May 2016 Obstetric fistula is almost exclusively a condition of the...
23 May, 2016 The United Nations Secretary-General's message on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23 May 2016 During my recent visit to Mauritania, I had the opportunity to visit fistula patients at a hospital in Nouakchott. I was moved and impressed by their courage and resilience. It pains me...

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