Zonta helps more than 1,500 obstetric fistula survivors in Liberia

31 May 2018

Zonta helps more than 1,500 obstetric fistula survivors in Liberia

Since the inception of the Liberia Fistula Project, the dignity of many women and girls has been restored. About 1,531 benefited from surgical repairs and 384 were rehabilitated and re-entered their various communities throughout Liberia and neighboring countries. Click here to read more in a new report from the period of January – December 2017.

Zonta International has supported the Fistula Project since 2008. Its goal is to contribute to the elimination of obstetric fistula and the reduction of maternal mortality, morbidity and sexual violence against women while improving the health and socio-economic status of women and girls in Liberia.

Mamie Noah, who comes from Phebe, Bong County, Liberia, is a fistula survivor who has managed to triumph. Read her story here. 

Maima and Hawa Kerkula developed obstetric fistula in early 2017. Click here to read their accounts of how they acquired obstetric fistula and how they benefited from the Liberia Fistula Project.

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