Investing in the health of Africa’s mothers
Not far from Mathare and Korogocho, two of the biggest slums in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, lies the Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Some 27,000 women give birth there each year. Most are poor and young.
Gender violence hampers AIDS fight
Maria is living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Anti-retroviral medicines (ARVs) are now more widely available and are supposed to make her life better.
"Obstetric fistula" it's much more than just a physical injury.
It's a condition practically unheard of in the United States and most Western countries. But in a culture where a woman's status and dignity is decided by her ability to provide a husband with multiple children, it can be a fate worse than death.