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Kenya Receives $2M Donation For Obstetric Fistula Treatment; U.N. Calls For End To Injury

Media outlets report on Kenya’s receipt of a $2 million donation to treat obstetric fistula and the U.N.’s call to eradicate the injury.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya gets ‘game changing’ record donation for fistula treatment
“A ‘game changing’ $2 million donation will help Kenyan surgeons to give 1,200 women life-transforming surgery to cure incontinence caused by fistula, a hole in the birth canal, and will train more specialists to perform the operation…” (Migiro, 5/23).

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. urges end to ‘global social injustice’ of obstetric fistula
“United Nations officials today called for eradicating the global social injustice of obstetric fistula, a consequence of childbirth that affects an estimated two million women and girls in developing countries but is entirely preventable with access to quality medical care…” (5/23).