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International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022: Purpose, Theme

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022: Purpose, Theme – Every year, International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is observed on May 23rd across the globe.

  • This day aims to promote action toward treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects girls and women during childbirth in developing countries.
  • The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), which is globally known as United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) began a global campaign to End Obstetric Fistula with its partners.

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022: Theme

  • Theme 2021: “Women’s rights are human rights! End fistula now!”
  • Theme 2020: “End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!”.

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022: History

  • in 2013, The United Nations celebrated for the first time for purpose of ending Obstetric Fistula it aimed to create awareness of this issue and mobilize support around the globe.

About obstetric fistula –

  • An obstetric fistula is known as a hole which is between the birth canal and rectum (bladder) that’s reasoned by prolonged obstructed labour or leaving a woman incontinent of urine or faeces or both.
  • it is possible to prevent Obstetric fistula. many measures such as delaying the age of first pregnancy, the cessation of harmful traditional practices, and timely access to obstetric care.

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