Fatima’s Story

Authored by Zoë Connor (Health Research Intern, USAID) At 18, Fatima looks like any other mother-to-be – excited for her baby to be born and to start a new chapter of her life. Yet this is not Fatima’s first pregnancy. Married young and pregnant by 15, Fatima suffered a prolonged and obstructed labor with her […]

MHTF Blog [Part 2] Obstetric Fistula: Women’s Voices

Originally posted on MHTF Blog By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Read [Part 1] Obstetric Fistula: A Global Maternal Health Challenge   Despite living in diverse political, economic and […]

Fistula in Her Words

Written by Kupona Foundation, and originally posted on Girls Globe.    As storytellers mobilizing support through narratives, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to do so without jeopardizing the privacy or dignity of the people we serve. Today marks International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, and we’ve been reflecting on an important question: How do […]

Men as Partners in the Fight to End Fistula in Nigeria

By: Eberechukwu Diokpo, Project Officer at EngenderHealth Nigeria and Nafisa Murtala Ahmed, Presenter at Express Radio Kano For Rukayya, a young fistula client, a phone-in radio program was life changing. The live radio program was hosted on Express FM in Kano and focused on fistula prevention and treatment. Dr. Habib Sadauki, the Country Project Manager […]