Each year, between 50,000 to 100,000 women worldwide develop obstetric fistula. Women who experience obstetric fistula suffer constant incontinence, shame, social segregation and health problems. It is estimated that more than two million young women live with untreated obstetric fistula in Asia and sub-saharan Africa. Obstetric fistula is preventable; it can largely be avoided by: Delaying the age of first pregnancy; stopping harmful traditional practices; and timely access to obstetric care. The International Fistula Day to End Obstetric Fistula raises awareness on the condition with the message that it is treatable.