Giving hope to women with fistula
This International Day to End Obstetric Fistula the United Nations is imploring action against the stigmatizing condition
You may have never heard of it, few talk about it, but on this International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, get the message out about the condition, which affects two-million women in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Fistula — a hole in the birth canal caused by obstructed labour without treatment — leads to incontinence, depression and social segregation. “With strong political leadership, investment and action, we can end this scourge in our lifetime,” says Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the UN Population Fund. “Join us in standing with the world's poorest, most marginalized women and girls.”
Fistula is preventable, but so many women around the world don’t have access to the healthcare they need to remedy the problem.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works in communities to ensure women have access to healthcare.
To learn more about fistula, visit un.org. Awareness is the first step toward positive change.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.