by Eleanor J. Bader

Repairing the World by Repairing Women’s Bodies in Rwanda and Niger

Barbara A. Margolies, founder and executive director of the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD), believes in personal reinvention. The former elementary school teacher-turned-children’s-book-author has, since 2003, brought groups of U.S. volunteers—most of them doctors and registered nurses—to treat women suffering from a host of reproductive health problems, including obstetric fistula.

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