World Day On Obstetric Fistula Observed

Wednesday May 28, 2014
Kabul (BNA) The World Day on Obstetric Fistula was jointly observed by the Ministry of Public Health, Malalai hospital and the United Nations population Fund here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the function, the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Suraya Dalil said that Fistula is not only a health problem, rather it has social, economic and cultural dimensions which largely affect the poor and illiterate women. Emphasizing for giving awareness to women about right on getting pregnancy and health, Dr. Dalil stated that any woman should have access to midwife during giving birth.
The pregnant women should have access to midwife, be monitored during pregnancy till giving birth and should have to family planning and gap between births.
Dr. Dalil said that the Ministry of Public Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) have been supporting the first-ever national center for treatment obstetric fistula in Malalai hospital have been receiving training on fistula operations. Speaking on the occasion, the chief of UNPF, Dr. Anit Robertson said that the body in coordination with the Public Health Ministry has provided medical treatment to 435 women who suffered from fistula over the past five years.

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