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Meet the Feminists of Western Mali

Contraception, sex ed, fistula, female genital mutilation—this group tackles them all.

Women on the Rise in Global Health: Q&A with a Malian Trailblazer

How can more women rise to leadership positions in global health and beyond? Hawa Diallo has some ideas.

After Fifty Long Years with Obstetric Fistula, Two Women Reclaim Their Dignity

They spent most of their lives with the condition, but now two septuagenarians in Mali are healed—and they’re on a mission.

A Special Delivery for Women in Mali

New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.

A Clean Bed, Anesthesia, and Other Small Comforts We Can Give Mali’s Moms

An assessment of health facilities found entire wards devoid of equipment and supplies. We can do better.

Stand Up For Human Rights by Fighting Fistula

Obstetric fistula is an underrepresented and often unheard of condition that affects a population that is also underrepresented and unheard: impoverished women.

Under a Shade Tree in Mali, Women with Fistula Recover Together

The consequences of obstetric fistula are not just physical.

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.

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