Vital for "Obstetric Fistula"

In Koulikoro, Malian Women with Fistula Find Compassion and Solidarity

I watched one health worker carefully chase mosquitoes from underneath the bed nets, so the women using them could rest.

Happy World Population Day, to All Seven Billion of Us

These 10 stories highlight some of today's most critical global health trends—and how they affect the most vulnerable among us.

For One Fistula Client, a Month of Firsts

"Before it can be a battle for all,” says the First Lady of Mali, “fistula must be a battle for women.”

Women Trying to Regain Dignity by Ending Fistula

For many women with obstetric fistula, marital and social status—and quality of life—hang on the fate of an operation.

Let’s Eradicate Obstetric Fistula and Restore Dignity 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.

We Can Help Restore Dignity for Thousands of Women in Mali

Each year, 2,000 Malian women are at risk of developing obstetric fistulas. Stronger health systems and holistic care can change this.

New Partnership Will Bring Holistic Fistula Care to the Women of Mali

The chair of IntraHealth's board shares her plans for Mali’s fistula survivors—including greater health, dignity, and prosperity.

Pursuing My Passion: A Field Experience in Ethiopia

For almost a decade, I have been enamored of the advanced fistula care being delivered in Ethiopia. My interest in fistula care first arose after I read a 2003 article in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof regarding the famed Hamlin hospitals.

The Commitment of Health Workers

The first time I met them, they seemed like any other group of health workers—pleasant faces looking up to greet me even though I had interrupted their meeting.

By Grace Alone

Transitioning “fistula work” is not easy. Treating obstetric fistula is a service by grace alone, especially if you’re a government worker.

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