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Success in Niger

Preventing Women From Bleeding to Death at Childbirth and Preventing Obstetric Fistula. Success in Niger! The Government of Niger and HDI continue to achieve major advances in our efforts to prevent the horrors of obstetric fistula. With one exception in April 2012,...

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The Country Doctor

Work to improve the public’s health in the countryside of Norway and Niger is not as different as one would think, according to physician Anders Seim. For the seventh year in a row he is receiving support from The Kavli Trust to prevent the consequences of blocked childbirth in Niger.

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Publication of fistula prevention work in Niger

Results of HDI's work to prevent obstetric fistula were published in the December 2014 issue of an internationally respected medical journal. Results include 73% fewer maternal deaths, 63.5% fewer babies born dead or dying within three days, and obstetric fistula...

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During post graduate studies in the US, a Norwegian family doctor learned that the complete eradication of guinea worm disease was theoretically within reach.

HDI proposes an additional paradigm for public health in The WHO Bulletin

In its May 2005 issue, The WHO Bulletin presented a new, additional paradigm of public health in an article written by HDI’s executive director: Bulletin of the World Health Organization; May 2005. 83(91) 392-5.
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December 2017

A new and more inexpensive  approach to prevent obstetric fistula and maternal mortality will be tested in large populations in Niger – Spreading of the program into other countries like Togo – WHO declares Togo free of lymfatic filariasis.
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December 2016

Promising results so far in Niger to prevent excessive bleeding after giving birth – HDI’s Obstetric fistula and bleeding prevention program will be started up in Nigeria by own funding; HDI helping with planning.
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December 2015

Continued success of the world’s first obstetric fistula prevention program – Preventing women who give birth bleeding to death – Continuing supporting Guinea Worm Eradication  – Helping Togo control and eliminate diseases that cause blindness, cancer, increased HIV-risk in women and intellectual impairment in children.
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Spring/Summer 2011

Rapid Prevention of Maternal Death and Obstetric Fistula—Important Meeting in Atlanta, Over 1.2 Million People in Togo Treated for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Mothers and Babies Surviving and Obstetric Fistulas Rapidly Prevented, Pro Victimis Foundation in Geneva.
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January 2010

Guinea Worm Eradication, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) Elimination, The World’s First Rapid Obstetric Fistula Prevention Project.
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December 2008

Success at World’s First Rapid Obstetric Fistula Prevention Project.
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May 2008

Obstetric fistula prevention off to a good start!
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December 2007

Saving Lives During Childbirth: The Time is Now!
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February 2007

Saving Lives During Childbirth: The Time is Now!
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August 2006

Small Organization doing BIG THINGS; 15 years in the service of health, development, and human dignity.
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