They spent most of their lives with the condition, but now two septuagenarians in Mali are healed—and they’re on a mission.
An assessment of health facilities found entire wards devoid of equipment and supplies. We can do better.
"Before it can be a battle for all,” says the First Lady of Mali, “fistula must be a battle for women.”
We don’t hear much about fistula here in North Carolina. But many women across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia know it all too well.
Each year, 2,000 Malian women are at risk of developing obstetric fistulas. Stronger health systems and holistic care can change this.