International Day to End Obstetric Fistula observed on 23 May

The United Nations observes International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on 23 May every year. The day is being observed to significantly raise awareness and intensify actions towards ending obstetric fistula, as well as urging post-surgery follow-up and tracking of fistula patients. Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth.

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The theme for International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2020 is “End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!”.

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  • Secretary-General of United Nations: António Guterres.

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