‘A Day in the Graveyard for Pregnant Women’, part 5 in a series about health in Africa and specifically in Sierra Leone, is an eye opening look at what women in Africa face when going to deliver their babies. The entire five-part series is an excellent window into how policy flows downward to affect individual lives. (08/09)
Global Health Magazine

Please read the edition of New York Times Magazine devoted to women’s rights issues and featuring the wonderful Nick Kristof. (08/09)
New York Times Magazine

Read about an extraordinary Afghan woman who is helping women survive obstructed labors through midwifery. (07/09)
New York Times

The New York Times Reports on Maternal Mortality in Tanzania (05/09)
New York Times

The New York Times today, 2/24/09, had an excellent article on obstetric fistula, “After a Devastating Birth Injury, Hope.” This informative article by Denise Grady focuses on women from Tanzania, a country in which One By One gives significant grants. We encourage you to read this article and share it with others.

In the article, one fistula surgeon points out that the 90% reported cure rate for fistula patients may be too high a percentage due to the delicate surgery required for patients with extensive damage. For One By One this point underscores the need for funding like ours that helps to pay for competent surgeons as well as funding for the significant nursing care needed for fistula patients. Once the surgery is complete, as the article states, “it can take several weeks to tell how well the operation worked.” During these several weeks it is the nursing and medical assistant staff that are on the front lines of care for the patients. In fistula repair, the nurses are as vital as the surgeons.

We at One By One know, as the article suggests, that fistula is not a problem that will end tomorrow. However, for each woman who is cured, a new life awaits. And for each woman who receives preventative interventions, a baby is born alive and a mother’s health remains intact. It is a vital beginning in the quest for gender equity.

Read the story of a fistula survivor in her own words (11/07)
UN Radio

Read the moving story of Kenyan fistula survivor, Sarah Omega, in her first American interview (5/08)
By Veronica Chambers
The Root

Read about One By One’s giving circle philosophy (5/08)
The Root

Podcast: Interview With Heidi on the Connections Between Women’s Health and the Environment (scroll down to Sex and the Environment, part 1) (04/08)
Planned Parenthood

Video: Heidi Breeze-Harris Speaks out on Fistula (04/08)
Landmark Education News

Read about the successful Green-Pink event, Hope ’Scopes (12/07)
Pacific Lutheran University magazine Campus Voice

Party for the population (11/07)
By Emily Page

Fistula in Pictures: A Photo Essay (11/07)
By Shaleece Haas
RH Reality Check

From Fistula Treatment to Healthy Communities (11/07)
By Heidi Breeze-Harris
RH Reality Check

Letter from Kenya: For Fistula Sufferers, Light at End of the Tunnel (11/07)
By Florence Machio
RH Reality Check

Behind the Scenes of Love, Labor, Loss (11/07)
By Lisa Russell
RH Reality Check

Fighting Fistulas, One by One (11/07)
By Ellie Hagey
Global Girl Network Magazine

How You Can Help Save Mothers’ Lives (8/07)
By Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert

New Founders Interview with One By One (7/07)
By Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert
The Harvest Gazette

Executive Director, Heidi Breeze-Harris, was honored at the first annual Smart Cookie Awards (4/07)
Cookie Magazine

Small Is Not Insignificant (7/06)
By Lisa Russell
Seattle Woman Magazine

Mr. Bush, This Is Pro-Life? (10/05)
By Nicholas D. Kristof
New York Times

Pop Quest: Natalie Imbruglia’s brave fight to save outcast African mothers (10/05)
By William Langley
Australian Women’s Weekly
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Fixing, preventing obstetric fistula (9/05)
By Rose Russell
Toledo Blade

Tragic Blind Spot in Women’s Health Care (9/05)
By Jessica Bankes Beattie
UN Chronicle

One By One: Netroots Response to Fistula (9/05)
By Alex Steffen

Nightmare for African Women: Birthing Injury and Little Help (9/05)
By Sharon LaFraniere
New York Times

Weekday: Reproductive Health Issues in Africa [AUDIO] (9/05)
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