Photo Essay Of USAID's Work With Women Suffering From Fistula In Guinea

This post in USAID’s “IMPACTblog” examines the agency’s work with women suffering from obstetric fistula in Guinea, where “[t]he average … woman will have six children during her lifetime” and “due to the lack of obstetric care,” many develop the “painful injury that is especially traumatic due to the stigma associated with it.” The blog writes, “USAID is helping more than 1,500 women in Guinea access treatment for fistula and working with communities … to understand, prevent, and treat fistula while better supporting those who have suffered from it.” The blog provides a link to a photo essay of the community volunteers working with the program (Fakan, 9/27).

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