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Half the Sky: Treating Fistulas at Edna Adan Hospital

Clip: Season 14 | 5m 53s

Worldwide, two million women are living with fistulas. Every year there are 100,000 new cases. Only 14,000 cases are treated annually. In Somaliland women have an estimated 1 in 50 lifetime chance of developing a fistula during childbirth. When funds allow, the Edna Adan Hospital treats fistulas for free and this is the story of Fadumo Ibrahimo Juisaw who has come to be treated.

Aired: 10/01/12

Rating: TV-PG

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