Strong Political Actions Can End Obstetric Fistula, UNFPA Head Says On International Day
U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. agency urges ‘hope, healing, dignity’ for fistula sufferers
“Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women’s health agency [Tuesday] said, calling for investment and support to eliminate the debilitating and stigmatizing condition. ‘With strong political leadership, investment, and action, we can end this scourge in our lifetime,’ the executive director of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, said in his message for the day…” (5/23).
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