Huffington Post- February 2016


When Pooja Parameshwar went to Uganda as a volunteer with the American non-profit Medicine For Humanity (MFH), she had vaguely heard of fistula, but had no idea of its seriousness or extent until she saw the women’s suffering for herself.

“What struck me most,” said Parameshwar, “was how chronic and debilitating fistula can be. How it can so utterly diminish a woman’s quality of life: physically, emotionally, and socially. Many women said they had lost all confidence and spousal support. They felt totally alone. This was shocking to me, to realize that there was such a widespread need for care. Yet many of us in America are completely unaware of this devastating medical problem.”

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