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Statement for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
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Women and girls in Nepal are still suffering from obstetric fistula,a health condition that is preventable and in most cases treatable. Obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal,is one of the most serious injuries of childbirth caused by prolonged, obstructed labour in the absence of timely and adequate medical care. Obstetric fistula has been virtually eliminated in industrialized nations, but in developing countries like Nepal it continues to affect the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized women and girls. According to a 2011 Needs Assessment Report by UNFPA, around 4,300 women in Nepal are living with this condition.
The theme of this year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, “End fistula within a generation”, is a call to transform the world. As we talk about ending polio, HIV/AIDS, and so many other forms of suffering, so must we commit to stepping up our efforts to end fistula, once and for all.This means heeding the call of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind.
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UNFPA ,   (2016 )
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 UNFPA : Population studies
14.01.00  -  Advancement Of Women
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