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School of Nursing Global Health Scholar Studies Effects of Fistula on Women in Mali

November 19, 2016
School of Nursing

Ingrid Marzuola traveled to Mali this summer as a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Global Health Scholar to continue her studies on the effects of fistula, a devastating and serious injury resulting from prolonged obstructed labor, and to assist with IntraHealth International’s End Shame: Restore Dignity campaign to prevent and treat the condition.

Marzuola, who is obtaining an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, recently reflected on her experience in a moving contribution to IntraHealth’s blog, Vital, the second of two posts on her summer, in which she chronicles the experience of Miriam, a fistula sufferer, as she undergoes surgery and begins her recovery in community with fellow fistula patients.

“It was truly amazing to be involved with this project,” said Marzuola. “I’m so grateful to the School of Nursing’s Global Health Scholar Award for making the trip a reality.”

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