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Dignity of our Elders: A Happier Ending in Malawi

[This post was written by Quinn Jenkins, who is an intern with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation Fistula Care Center in Lilongwe, Malawi. The care center is headed by Jeff Wilkinson, associate professor of OB-GYN at UNC and a member … Read More

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Meet Melia

Melia (on the right in the green striped shirt) works as a cleaner at the fistula care unit at Bwaila Maternity Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.  She is a very hard worker and a true inspiration for the other patients and … Read More

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UNC, Malawi’s president celebrate opening of new fistula unit

Bwaila District Hospital has a new fistula center, including a new major operating theater and a 28-bed inpatient unit.   On July 19 the new fistula unit at Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe officially opened.  Joining UNC’s Jeff Wilkinson was … Read More

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Catching up with UNC Global Women’s Health – report from Malawi

[This post was sent in by Dr. John Thorp, Professor and Director of Women’s Primary Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC] This has been an exciting and informative trip to Malawi. I have worked with Jeff Wilkinson, … Read More

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The thin, red line of motherhood in Malawi

Two women stood across this red line outside the operating room at Bwaila hospital Freedom from Fistula Foundation clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi last week. Each was asked if we could take her photo to share with people from different countries … Read More

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