Fistula Fortnight: Innovative partnership brings mass treatment and public awareness towards ending obstetric fistula

@article{Ramsey2007FistulaFI,
  title={Fistula Fortnight: Innovative partnership brings mass treatment and public awareness towards ending obstetric fistula},
  author={Kate Ramsey and Zubairu Iliyasu and L. Idoko},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={99}
}
As part of the global Campaign to End Fistula, the Fistula Fortnight, a 2‐week mass obstetric fistula treatment project, was organized in northern Nigeria to contribute to reducing the backlog of untreated fistulas and raise awareness regarding obstetric fistulas and safe motherhood. 
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