Urge your Representatives to increase critical funding and support for international programs that are key to preventing and treating obstetric fistula.

Introduced in March by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), H.R. 949 supports increased assistance for fistula prevention and treatment initiatives abroad. These efforts include improving maternal health care, strengthening national health systems, increasing the number of skilled birth attendants, as well as addressing underlying the social and economic causes of fistula. Urge Congress to cosponsor this critical legislation that will bring hope and dignity to mothers across the globe.

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