Tag Archive: maternal mortality

Dec 13

Obstetric Fistula: an eradicable blight on women’s lives. Let’s end it.

  UNFPA campaign to end obstetric fistula invites you to change the world.

Dec 01

Maternal Mortality in Niger & Fashion International de la Mode Africaine 2011

Fashion Internationale de la Mode Africaine FIMA 2011 It was a pleasure to return to Niamey, Niger, this trip by far the most fashionable, sponsored by internationally renowned designer¬†Alphadi and his innovative wife Kadidja, along with United States Ambassador Bisa Williams and the First Lady of Niger, colleague¬†Dr Malika Issoufou Mahamadou. Promoting health and wellness …

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Sep 05

Ambulance by Chair takes you where? Nyatende Hospital, where fistula is rare.

Where does that Kalagane Ambulance Chair take you? Nyatende Hospital – 4 km away. Site Visit Nyatende Hospital (referral hospital for Kalagane Health Center) We spoke with the senior surgeon, Dr. Vincent Cibavunya. He has been there for 10 years. He has 6 MDs working with him at Nyatende now. This is a Catholic hospital, …

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Aug 15

Vaginal Politics: DR Congo South Kivu chronicles August 15, 2010

What’s with my brain’s insistence on using Frank Sinatra’s “New York” as the default song-stuck-in-your-head soundtrack whenever I’m working in Democratic Republic of Congo? Freshly arrived in the southern Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo after 18 hours flight time and 5 hours drive from Kigali, Rwanda, I am pleased to report that …

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