Guinea: ‘I Suffered a Lot’ – How UNFPA Helps Women in Guinea Heal From Obstetric Fistula

Conakry, Guinea — “It happened at the hospital. I realized I was leaking urine,” fistula survivor Kadiatou Bah told UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.

Ms. Bah first fell pregnant more than four decades ago, when she was 17. With few health centres on hand in her mountainous village in Labé, Guinea, she’d had little chance to avail herself of services during her pregnancy; nor had she planned to give birth at a health facility.

But her plans changed after two days…


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