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27 May 2021 Video

"I'm capable of everything" - An Obstetric Fistula Survivor's Journey in Mozambique #EndFistula

"I'm capable of everything" - An Obstetric Fistula Survivor's Journey in Mozambique #EndFistula

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19 May 2020 Video

#WomenOnTheFrontline: the story of Sahar from Yemen

Sahar survived a painful experience during the birth of her daughter, Sondos. She was then determined to be part of the solution so other women in her community don't experience the same pain.

Two thirds of all reproductive health facilities in Yemen stopped working since the start of the war. This leaves millions of Yemeni women vulnerable to increased rates of maternal mortality and morbidity.

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23 May 2019 Video

"My grandchildren will play with me. I am clean. I can practice my faith. I can live" - A fistula surviver rejoices

"My grandchildren will play with me. I am clean. I can practice my faith. I can live" - A fistula surviver rejoices

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11 Nov 2018 Video

Living with Fistula: The Untold Stories

Fistula is a sad, shameful and isolated life of over two million women around the world.

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22 May 2015 Video

Freedom from fistula

In Bangladesh and across the developing world, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund supports efforts to repair obstetric fistula, a serious and tragic complication related to childbirth.

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22 May 2015 Video

Suffering in silence: Obstetric fistula in Asia

The reportage from Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan highlights the efforts in treating fistula through stories of women who endured and overcame the condition.

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23 May 2014 Video

Mobile technology and obstetric fistula

A project in Tanzania is using cell phones to help women with fistula. "Mobile technology will be a game-changer in terms of health," says UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Osotimehin.

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24 Jan 2014 Video

Mozambique: Losing out

Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education opportunities, health and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing while still children themselves, increasing their risks for pregnancy-related complicationsβ€”a major cause of death and disability for adolescent girls in the developing world.

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15 Jul 2013 Video

You can help end fistula

This animation by The Draw Shop tells you how you can change a life today. Narration by Natalie Imbruglia.

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01 Dec 2012 Video

Dr. Catherine Hamlin

Australian doctor, co-founder of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, talks about her crusade to end obstetric fistula.

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