23 May 2019

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Today, the United Nations is drawing public attention to a major but little-known problem in the area of ​​maternal health, obstetric fistula.

It is a serious injury that occurs during difficult childbirth in areas where women do not have access to adequate obstetric care.

“The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and deepening poverty.” (United Nations)

Obstetric fistula can be prevented and treated. However, more than two million women live with this condition, and every year thousands of new cases develop.

Our foundation is the only non-profit organization in Canada that works to eradicate obstetric fistula in Africa.

On this International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, join our efforts and make a donation to support our actions: https://bit.ly/2HwDege. You can also help by sharing this link in your networks.

Thank you so much for helping us improve maternal health in Africa.

To learn more about obstetric fistula, read our latest blog post or watch our documentary.