Sunday, May 18, 2014

Join our Tweetathon!


May 23 is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistulae.
We're organising a Live Tweet with a partner organisation, Channel Initiative!



Join the Tweet-a-thon on May 23, using any, all of the following tweets, or any of your own! Let's get word out on ensuring an end to Obstetric Fistulae! If you're adding your own tweets, don't forget to tag #ObstetricFistula! You can sign up below by using this short form!



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Sample Tweets

1. Among the repertoire of childbirth injuries, #ObstetricFistula is the most devastating and serious #impACTivism 

2. Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die from complications in childbirth and are more likely to develop #ObstetricFistula #impACTivism  

3. Approximately 80% of #ObstetricFistula cases reported in Africa are consequent to unrelieved obstructed labour during childbirth – IWHP #impACTivism  

4. Each year between 50 000 to 100 000 women worldwide are affected by #ObstetricFistula, a hole in the birth canal – IWHP #impACTivism 

5. The development of #ObstetricFistula is directly linked to one of the major causes of maternal mortality: obstructed labour. – @WHO #impACTivism  

6. #ObstetricFistula most commonly occurs among women who live in undeveloped countries, who give birth without any access to medical help – @Fistula_Fdtn #impACTivism  

7. If a woman’s labor becomes obstructed, she could remain in excruciating pain for days before her baby is finally dislodged. – @Fistula_Fdtn #impACTivism  

8. #ObstetricFistula is preventable. All it takes is intervention in the right direction #impACTivism  

9. Each year between 50 000 to 100 000 women worldwide are affected by #ObstetricFistula, a hole in the birth canal #impACTivism  

10. The development of #ObstetricFistula is directly linked to one of the major causes of maternal mortality: obstructed labour. #impACTivism  

11. More than 2 million young women live with untreated #ObstetricFistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. #impACTivism  
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