Improve Access To Quality Maternal Care To End Obstetric Fistula, U.N.’s Ban Says On International Day To End Condition

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. urges end of obstetric fistula ‘within a generation’
“Obstetric fistula is a preventable and treatable condition causing added suffering and isolation to at least two million poor and marginalized women and girls worldwide, the United Nations spotlighted on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. ‘The persistence of fistula in some countries and regions is an indicator of very poor access to quality maternal health services,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message on the day, marked annually on 23 May…” (5/23).

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