International Day to End Obstretic Fistula 2020 is being celebrated with new passion amid COVID-19.
The United Nations has started the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula since 2013. The day, 23 May, is intended to bring issues like this into the light, and encourage support around the world.
What is Obstretic Fistula?
Obstetric fistula is the most serious injury that can happen during labor. It is an abnormal connection between the vagina and rectum, ureter or bladder. There is a hole that develops in the birth canal due to childbirth.
The condition normaly leaves the pregnant ladies incontinent, just as subject to diseases or other health conditions. It also has complications like, infertility, depression, and social isolation.
How did this day start?
As counted 2 to 3 million women in developing nations are living with obstetric fistula.
In 2003 the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its accomplices launched the worldwide Campaign to end Fistula. It is a community activity to forestall fistula and re-establish the strength of those influenced by the condition.
In 2012, the UN declared that it would watch International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23 every year, beginning on 2013. 167 countries co-sponsored with the UN General Assembly in this resolution.
What is the Theme of this year?
The theme of International Day to End Obstretic Fistula 2020 is: “End Gender Inequality! End Health Inequalities! End Fistula Now!”
As medical systems around the globe battle to adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak, sexual and reproductive health risks has been paralyzed. Absence of sexual and conceptive health services is particularly damaging for women who are now managing financial, social, cultural and strategic boundaries.
Due to the effect of COVID-19 on maternal health administrations, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health organization, remains and will stay submitted with its projects.
It is ensuring the maternal health workforce, giving sheltered and powerful maternity care to mothers and their newborns, and keeping up and securing the maternal health systems.