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Labor of Love: Ending Fistula in Mozambique

Muastaha Amadou, 43 years old, got fistula during her 8 th pregnancy. She was in the community with no access to the health center. After two days trying to give birth to her child, she went to the hospital, but they could not save the baby. She got fistula and one year after suffering with this condition, she was operated by Dr. Alforma.

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Fistula in Africa song

Baay Bia (from Senegal), in collaboration with the Fistula Foundation, produced this song featuring Adiona Maboreke (Zimbabwe), Alvina Gachugu (Kenya), Roseliane Vavy (Madagascar), Wendy Harawa (Malawi) and Mamadou Deme (Mauritania) for the fistula awareness campaign.

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Portrait of Fernanda Florinda Assane

A new life for Fernanda

Fernanda didn’t realize she had an obstetric fistula until seeking medical support. Her brother, a health technician, recommended she get medical care where she learned she had fistula and received repair surgery after two long years of suffering.

Monica Kaleso, fistula's survivor

From social outcast to future teacher

Monica Kaleso loved to go to school. She studied hard and never missed class. Her dream of becoming a medical doctor was on course until 2013, when, at the age of 17, she began a relationship with a man from the same village of Kadammanja.

Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau is recovering well from an obstetric fistula operation she underwent at the National Fistula Centre, a UNFPA-funded clinic in Niamey, Niger.

Niger’s girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres

Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau took shelther at the National Fistula Centre in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. She can consider herself amongst the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition.