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Awareness, Treatment Of Obstetric Fistula Gaining Ground In Nepal

The Guardian: Nepal’s ‘poor woman’s problem’: how obstetric fistula blights lives
“…Though exact numbers are hard to come by, it is estimated that hundreds of women in Nepal’s rural hinterlands are afflicted with this condition because of inadequate maternal care, underage pregnancy, or prolonged or obstructed labor. … Last year, the Nepalese government finally allocated funds for the eradication of fistula, after almost four years’ campaigning by international organizations such as the U.N. population fund, UNFPA, to make it a national priority…” (Rafiqui, 1/26).

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