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Partnerships Can Help Women With Fistula Access Treatment, Care

Huffington Post: We Can Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula. Let’s Do Both.
Catherine Murphy, director of digital marketing for Mercy Ships

“On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the global health community paused to stand with the more than two million women around the world who live with the untreated aftermath of this devastating childbirth injury — and to advocate for a day when no woman suffers from this preventable and treatable condition. … Through a partnership between global charity Mercy Ships and Johnson & Johnson, more women in Madagascar are gaining access to the care and treatment they need. … By training surgeons and midwives, outfitting health facilities, providing societal support, and always responding to the needs of those on the front lines, we can transform the lives of tens of thousands of women…” (5/28).

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