COVID-19 Threatens Access To Obsteric Care

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem says the prevailing COVID-19 global health pandemic was making difficult for some pregnant women to access obstetric care. By Michael Gwarisa In her statement to mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula commemorations to be  held tommorow, 23 May 2020, Dr Kanem said the prevailing global pandemic had pushed health systems to limits. Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains of the past 25 years in advancing the health and rights of women…

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First Lady Applauds UNFPA Investment Towards Obstetric Fistula

FIRST Lady of Zimbabwe, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa has commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for extending financial and technical support towards managing obstetric fistula around the country. By Michael Gwarisa In her statement in recognition of the day to end obstetric fistula, Amai Mnangagwa said the condition has a devastating effect on the dignity and life of most women. Obstetric fistula (OF) is a devastating injury which occurs  to women at child birth. It is an abnormal connection between the vagina, rectum and/or bladder which may develop after prolonged…

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