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2013-05-25 23:02:14

Long-time spokesperson Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with The Draw Shop to create a video that raises awareness of a debilitating and shame-inducing medical condition that affects women in developing countries. (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 It´s an issue few people want to talk about: obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that affects approximately 2 million women in the developing world. Women who suffer this injury give birth to stillborn babies 90% of...

2013-05-24 23:32:54

These remarks from Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant mark the United Nations' first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, on May 23, 2013. The day marks the 10th anniversary of UNFPA's Campaign to End Fistula, of which The Fistula Foundation is a partner. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 In September of 1994, the world community gathered in Cairo for the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It was the largest intergovernmental conference on population...

2013-05-23 08:27:18

Tragic health condition affecting more than 2 million women worldwide "hidden in plain sight" SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May, 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, Direct Relief is intensifying its decade-long efforts to prevent and expand life-restoring surgical treatment for the estimated two million women - overwhelmingly in developing countries - who suffer from the devastating birth injury. For more than...

2013-05-21 12:28:20

Experts call for an end to a devastating women's health condition affecting millions NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, EngenderHealth recognizes the achievements to date in fistula prevention and treatment and calls for an end to this devastating women's health condition. EngenderHealth currently leads the Fistula Care project, the largest U.S. government-funded worldwide effort to address fistula, which...

2013-02-14 16:24:27

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday February 16th, Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith, a Houston-area obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) and founder of Complete Women's Care Center, will make her first trip to the West African country of Sierra Leone. Dr. Hardwick-Smith will make the trek in conjunction with the Texas based West Africa Fistula Foundation (WAFF), to help bring an end to the devastating effects of Obstetric Fistula. (Photo:...

2012-10-10 07:28:49

ROME, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Many preventable deaths occur during pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world where maternal mortality ranges from 200 to 2,000 per 100,000 live births. Moreover, for each woman who dies, an estimated 16 to 30 survive avoidable complications, often miserably," said Professor Gamal Serour, President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), presenting the most recent Initiatives for the prevention and...

2012-07-23 06:26:36

STAMFORD, Conn., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds more women suffering from obstetric fistulas will have access to life-changing surgery with the expansion of a fistula repair program in Tanzania supported by AmeriCares. To date, the program has restored a sense of dignity for 2,000 women suffering from this devastating condition. In Tanzania, there are up to 3,000 new cases of obstetric fistula each year resulting largely from lack of medical care during...

2012-06-30 23:02:59

This year, friends and employees, sales representatives and office personnel of Arnold Davis, President and Company owner of Universal Steel Buildings Corp. celebrated his birthday by giving him the gift that he requested — the gift of a charitable donation made to the Fistula Foundation. Moved by the success story of Mahabouba Mohammed, an Ethiopian woman who, by determination and hard work overcame this terrible condition to become part of the nursing staff, helping others as she...

2012-03-21 02:24:45

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On 22nd March 2012, CBM, the overseas disability charity, will be running a UK wide awareness campaign about their work in the treatment and rehabilitation of women who have/have had Obstetric Fistula. The campaign aims to bring this "woman's issue" to the fore. CBM, the overseas disability charity, funds many projects that treat obstetric fistula. These projects are located in regions where treatment is most needed....

2012-02-09 12:15:00

The Danja Fistula Center Will Provide Free Services for Women with Obstetric Fistula DENVER, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of obstetric fistula, will open its new state-of-the-art fistula care facility - the Danja Fistula Center (DFC) - in Danja, Niger on February 11. The hospital is unique in that it is focused on a holistic model of obstetric fistula treatment, rehabilitation...