Natalia Imbruglia Creates Video to Raise Awareness for the First International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Long-time spokesperson Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with The Draw Shop to create a video that raises awareness of a debilitating and shame-inducing medical condition that affects women in developing countries.
(PRWEB) May 25, 2013
It´s an issue few people want to talk about: obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that affects approximately 2 million women in the developing world. Women who suffer this injury give birth to stillborn babies 90% of the time. But their tragedy doesn´t end there–the damage done to their bodies causes them to leak feces and urine, and most are abandoned by their husbands and shunned by their families as a result.
The good news is that fistula is an easily curable condition“¦ a simple operation is all it takes to restore health, dignity, and self-respect to the women who suffer from it.
That´s why Australian singer and actress Natalie Imbruglia wants to shine a spotlight on this condition. A long-time spokesperson for the United Nations Population Fund´s Campaign to End Fistula, Imbruglia recently teamed up with The Draw Shop to create an awareness-raising video to call attention to this easily preventable and curable disease.
Imbruglia is pleased with how the Draw Shop´s whiteboard video depicts the suffering endured by women with fistula in a straightforward, factual and compelling manner. “It´s absolutely fantastic,” she says.
The video was officially launched on May 23 to commemorate the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, as recently designated by the UN General Assembly.
The Drawshop co-founder Summer Felix says it was an honor to work with Imbruglia on such an important issue. “We are confident that this will bring much-needed awareness to a very important cause.”
To watch the video, go to: thedrawshop.com/end-fistula
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