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Obstetric fistula, a severe injury caused by prolonged childbirth labor, is occurring at an alarming rate in Africa where many births are performed without medical assistance. Women who develop this condition often lose their babies and are rejected by their husbands because of the resulting foul odor and inability to have children.

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This number of the affected keeps growing bigger. According to the Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF), each year approximately 100,000 women develop fistula or 273 each day.

The number is staggering. Right now, millions of women are suffering from this heartbreaking, treatable childbirth injury because they are too poor to afford surgery that costs about $450.

Fistula can be cured and conquered if global leaders show political will and fund the work of those who are at least trying to do something about the problem.