GIRHL has launched its Crowdrise campaign!

View several projects that GIRHL is embarking on at https://www.crowdrise.com/obstetric-fistulaa-devastating-birth-injury/fundraiser/global-solutions-in-reproductive-healthcare. The organization is helping women have healthy births in several ways.
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Ghana PrenaBelt Trial – on the home stretch!

Great news! On 02MAR2016, our team in Ghana recruited their 200th participant into the Ghana PrenaBelt Trial – a double-blind, sham-controlled, randomized controlled trial investigating maternal back sleep in late pregnancy as a potential modifiable risk factor for stillbirth and low
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Recruitment for the Ghana PrenaBelt Trial is 25% Complete!

Greetings! It is with great excitement that I write this update. Ever since my team secured authorization from the Ghana FDA on August 14th, 2015 to conduct our clinical trial in Ghana, things have been moving at a lightning pace. While I settled in to my second year of medical school
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Raising Awareness, Raising Birthweight

Raising Awareness, Raising Birthweight by Kristie McLean   Each year, millions of children are conceived only to face life’s end prematurely. Globally, ten million infants and children die each year before their fifth birthday, with 93% of these deaths occurring in Africa and Asi
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The Culturally Compliant Urodynamics Toilet

The obstetric fistula epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in a significant need for better understanding why many patients suffer from persistent urinary incontinence even after their fistula has been repaired (click here to read more about our Fistula Research Initiative). Si
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Menstrual Pads, Economy, and Health

In many developing countries, girls and women do not have access to feminine hygiene products. In turn, millions of them miss up to 50 days of school or work per year! It’s been well-established that women who are able to work outside the home have better health, reduced rates o
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