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Surgeons Bring Relief to South Sudan Obstetric Fistula Sufferers

Doctors in South Sudan have wrapped up a two-week campaign to perform reparative surgery on scores of women with obstetric fistula, a condition that causes incontinence and is linked to obstructed labor, a leading cause of maternal mortality. The corrective operations were offered in three South Sudanese cities -- Wau, Kwajock and Juba. Eighty-six women turned up for operations at Juba Teaching Hospital, including Lilian Pita who underwent her fourth surgery for obstetric...

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