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Nigerian fistula rates highlight global maternal care needs

This article was originally published in Clinica

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An estimated 800,000 women in Nigeria have obstetric fistula, providing a strong example of maternity medicine needs in developing countries the world over. So says the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which recently hosted a fortnight of surgical and training activities, as part of a global campaign to highlight maternal health needs, especially in developing countries. 545 women were treated at four centres in the northern states of Sokoto and Kebbi. The UNFPA has launched the campaign in Africa, South Asia and the Arab states.

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