Kenyan women receive $2m fistula boost

Kenyan women receive $2m fistula boost

Katy Migiro – Guardian – Tuesday, 27 May 2014 (originally published 24 May) A $2m (£1.2m) donation will help Kenyan surgeons give more than 1,000 women life-transforming surgery to cure incontinence caused by fistula and will train more specialists to perform the operation. Two million women worldwide live with fistula, a devastating childbirth injury caused […]

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Blantyre, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA:  Malawi and the United Nations are stepping up efforts to prevent obstetric fistula cases and to help more women already suffering with the condition. Considered a condition born of poverty, obstetric fistula can occur in women during prolonged and difficult child birth or […]

Somaliland: Edna Adan: My Personal Hero

Somaliland: Edna Adan: My Personal Hero

Diane Lane – Somaliland Sun – Wednesday, 20 June 2012 (originally published 17 Jun) When I first arrived in Somaliland in April 2011, I was immediately made aware of the societal norms and cultural value system distinctly based on gender. I saw that the male perspective is the only one acknowledged regarding sexuality; women’s reproductive […]

Blood donations in South Sudan in critical shortage

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, Africa: A small fridge in the corner of Juba teaching hospital’s laboratory is the only blood bank in South Sudan. The world’s newest country has some of the worst health statistics in the world. Health workers say a lack of blood is the main cause of mortality at […]