Ending Obstetric Fistula In Uganda Can Help ‘Restore Women’s Dignity’

Huffington Post: Whole Again: Obstetric Fistula in Rural Uganda
Orrin Tiberi, Global Health Corps fellow at Uganda Village Project

“On May 23, Uganda will join the world in celebrating the third International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, which arose from the Campaign to End Fistula initiated in 2003 by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). … May 23 is fast approaching, and 2015 is passing quickly, but I take solace knowing that Uganda Village Project is doing their part to support this resolution. ‘End fistula, restore women’s dignity’ is a fitting theme for this years commemoration, and I have seen how such a small act has a tremendous impact on a woman’s life and welfare. For a woman to be a whole again after such a traumatic experience is not a privilege, it is a right, and I am proud to be working for an organization that is helping woman realize that” (5/19).

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