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SafeHands for Mothers - Fistula Pilgrims

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Uploaded on Mar 2, 2009

The film Fistula Pilgrims was written, produced and directed by Nancy Durrell McKenna for SafeHands in partnership with the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO).

It tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community. There are approximately two million women who suffer from obstetric fistula around the world with more added every day. With training, the complications that cause fistula can be avoided and spare young women like Telanish a lifetime of misery.

If you are as moved by this story as me, please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/SafeHands_trek

to help SafeHands prevent these tragedies. Thank You.

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