The 20-year-old campaign for the prevention and comprehensive treatment of obstetric fistula, surgical reform and social rehabilitation represents a global commitment that has resulted in remarkable but inconclusive progress to eradicate this medical condition that requires urgent and effective action without any delay to make 2030 the deadline for its elimination.

Therefore, NIHR, being one of the parties defending human rights in general and the rights of women and children in particular, calls on the international community, including the Iraqi government, to use the International Day for the Elimination of Obstetric Fistula to raise awareness and intensify action in an effort to eliminate this health condition, and urge follow-up of the health status of women after surgery.





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