Latest Obstetric fistula Stories

2014-09-22 16:28:25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Louise Winstanly, chair of IntraHealth International's board of directors, joined president and CEO Pape Gaye to announce a new CGI Commitment to Action to promote dignity and wellbeing among Mali's most vulnerable women by expanding access to high-quality obstetric fistula treatment and support services. Through this commitment, IntraHealth and its partners...

2014-07-22 16:24:19

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) presented the 2014 AMA/AMAF Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award at its Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Arlington, VA, on July 22, 2014. This year's winner, Kate Grant, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fistula Foundation (San Jose, CA)--an organization that transforms the lives of women with the childbirth injury obstetric...

2014-01-29 23:30:27

Fistula Foundation welcomes esteemed fistula surgeon Dr. Steve Arrowsmith as Medical and Programs Director of the 38 partner sites in Africa and Asia, helping women with fistula regain their health. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Renowned fistula surgeon and trainer Dr. Steve Arrowsmith joined Fistula Foundation in a new role as Medical and Programs Director. Dr. Arrowsmith brings more than 27 years of experience and intensive fistula knowledge to the Fistula Foundation...

2014-01-17 23:22:50

HTG cautioned readers to know and recognize symptoms of both hemorrhoids and fistulas, following Women News Network’s December 17th article titled “Women Crowd Hospital in Juba for Obstetric Fistula Surgery.” New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 In the wake of Women News Network’s December 17th article publication, entitled “Women Crowd Hospital in Juba for Obstetric Fistula Surgery,” Hemorrhoid Treatment Group (HTG) cautioned readers, urging them to become familiar with the...

2013-11-26 10:42:28

Differences in medical or obstetric risks don't fully explain disparity The rate of scheduled caesarean sections among private patients is around double that of publicly funded patients, indicates a study of more than 30,000 women in Ireland, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Differences in the medical and obstetric risks between the two groups don't fully explain this disparity, say the researchers, who looked at the impact of social, medical and obstetric factors on mode of...

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...

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