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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...
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...

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