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UCLA Team Helps Create Facility for Ugandan Women Who Suffer Childbirth Injuries. Imagine experiencing obstructed labor while giving birth in a remote African village with no medical help available. Chances are the baby will die and the woman will suffer an obstetric fistula, a…

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UCLA helps establish new gynecologic center in Uganda, restoring ‘a sense of dignity to women’

Every year, thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda experience medical complications of very long — or obstructed — labor during childbirth. Pressure from the baby’s head pushing against pelvic bone can destroy tissue and form a fistula, or opening between the…

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UCLA team helps create facility for Ugandan women who suffered childbirth injuries

50-bed center will treat fistulas caused during obstructed labor Amy Albin | November 06, 2018   Imagine experiencing obstructed labor while giving birth in a remote African village with no medical help available. Chances are the baby…

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Mbarara Hospital gets sh300m fistula centre

Mbarara Hospital gets sh300m fistula centre By Adolf Ayoreka Added 12th September 2018 02:31 PM The ward was put in place to create more space for obstetric fistula patients.   Hospital staff pose for a group photo outside the centre. Photos by Adolf Ayoreka NATIONAL…

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Interview with Christopher Tarnay, MD

Interview with Christopher Tarnay, MD Raffi Djenderedjian interviewed Dr. Christopher Tarnay as he prepared to leave for Uganda to celebrate the opening of the Center for Gynecologic and Fistula Care September 2018 Photo: Molly Marler “These are going on the plane with us,” Dr.…

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Malibu cures Medicine for Humanity’s fundraising needs

Medicine for Humanity fundraiser volunteers (left to right) Mistress of Ceremonies Claire Fordham, Mike Aragon, Board Member Ellie Kanner, Michele Geft, photographer Molly Marler, Dr. LanAnh Do Tarnay, Sosy Agopian, Lori Keeffe, Julia Fordham,…

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Kupona “Hope” Ward for Women

JOIN THE CAMPAIGNKupona "Hope" WardFOR WOMENGive to the Campaign$23,759Left to RaiseHelp Us Build Hope$58,691Raised$82,450Total Anticipated Cost http://medicineforhumanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/GROUND-BREAKING.m4v Medicine for Humanity…

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Malibu-based Medicine for Humanity takes team to Uganda

Team to train providers, perform surgery for women with fistula A UCLA surgical team dedicated to obstetric fistula care departed for Uganda Sept. 9 for their annual two-week medical camp. The nine-member team will provide surgeries for women suffering from fistula, as well as…

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MHS students whip up successful bake sale and fundraiser

Bake sale participants (left to right) Shay Shamsian, Ava Norrell, Kiera Norrell, Basile Scoffie, Annie Moulene and Lauren Maischoss sell goods in front of Vintage Grocers May 7. Students’ service project benefits Malibu’s Medicine For Humanity…

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Malibu fundraiser backs new surgery center in Uganda

Medicine For Humanity celebrated its 22nd annual fundraiser at the home of Susan Waters in Malibu on Sunday, April 23. MFH is currently raising funds to build a Fistula Surgery and Recovery Care Center in Mbarara, Uganda, creating a place where…

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Malibu Times: Medicine for Humanity Fundraiser Hits Target

Malibu Times- June 2016 Malibu came together to support women in desperate need at an event to raise funds and awareness about the work of Medicine for Humanity (MFH). This Malibu-based charity, formed 21 years ago by Malibu residents Dr. Leo and…

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Daily Bruin: UCLA team travels to Uganda to treat patients with obstetric fistula

Daily Bruin- February 2016 Every year, a small city in Uganda transforms into a center of free surgery for patients who suffer a painful, unusual complication from childbirth – a hole torn between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum.…

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Huffington Post: Healing Women In Uganda Suffering From Devastating Childbirth Injuries

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…

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Blog: Women in Uganda

Dollies Making A Difference Blog- July 2016 In 1995, Dr. Leo Lagasse and his wife Anne were on a trip to Africa where they witnessed firsthand, the “plight and suffering of women who lack access to proper health care”. Moved to action, Dr.…

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Malibu Times: Give Local, Heal Global

Malibu Times- January 2016 Malibu-based charity Medicine for Humanity (MFH) has recently completed its ninth mission in Uganda to operate on women suffering from terrible injuries brought about by obstructed labor. Thanks to the generosity of…

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UCLA Center for World Health: Dr. Christopher Tarnay | Mending Lives and Restoring Dignities for Ugandan Women

UCLA Center for World Health- August 2015   Take a minute to put yourself in another person’s shoes – imagine you are a pregnant woman living in a remote village in Uganda, a small, landlocked country in eastern Africa. The nearest…

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Malibu Times: Operation Uganda

Malibu Times- May 2015   Dr. Christopher Tarnay directs the division of pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UCLA. He’s also one of the few surgeons in the world who can repair complex fistulas. Fistulas occur as a result of a…

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