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Statement on the Occasion of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – 23 May 2013

FistulaDay E-cardNew York – Statement on the Occasion of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary General and UNFPA Executive Director.

An estimated 2 to 3 million women and girls in developing countries are living with obstetric fistula, a condition that has been virtually eliminated in industrialized nations.

Obstetric fistula is preventable and in most cases treatable, and yet more than 50,000 new cases develop each year.  Continue reading