Originally posted on the Wilson Center New Security Beat, October 21, 2015. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor. It can lead to incontinence and infection, social stigmatization as others recoil in horror, and even mental illness. Between 50,000 to 100,000 women each year are affected by it – and […]
Originally posted October 17, 2015 on The MHTF Blog. The Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference (GMNHC) is an exciting opportunity for all of us to share our experiences and interests across the three conference themes – integration, equity and quality of care. Considering the aims of the USAID-supported Fistula Care Plus Project, I especially […]
This blog post originally appeared in the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) Blog on October 16, 2015. The 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference (GMNHC2015) holds a key position in the definition, design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals for the health and well-being of pregnant women and their newborns. In a world […]
Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and directed by award-winning filmmakers Adam Freidman and Iain Kennedy, SHOUT GLADI GLADI, follows the quest of Ann Gloag, the indefatigable philanthropist and former nurse driving the movement to save women and girls from obstetric fistula.