The report, recently released by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, calls for systematic notification of fistula cases and the creation of national registers to ensure proper care, follow up and support for all fistula patients.
This edition provides an introduction into the issue of obstetric fistula.
This edition highlights the power of mobile phones, the impact of toll-free numbers and the creation of a National Task Force to tackle fistula in three African countries.
The annual report outlines the activities, results and achievements of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund and looks ahead at future challenges.
This edition highlights partners' achievements, real faces and stories in the field of obstetric fistula.
New UNFPA report highlights effects of Obstetric Fistula Campaign launched in South Sudan and assesses the quality of maternal health infrastructure and underlying causes and factors linked to obstetric fistula.
New UN report on fistula presented by UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, on 15 October 2012 calls for more support and intensified action to end fistula.
Findings from nine African countries compiled by Engender Health in partnership with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
New standard training manual will help meet the need for physicians trained in fistula repair.
UNFPA coordinates and serves as Secretariat for the Global Campaign to End Fistula, which represents national and international institutions.
Resources in print and multimedia available from UNFPA and partners.
“The resolution is important for millions of women suffering the pain and shame of fistula,” said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
UN resolution acknowledges obstetric fistula as a “notifiable condition” to register and track fistula survivors, and calls for more men and boys involved in the fight to erradicate it.
Major fistula meetings in Uganda will bring together health professionals from around the world to discuss challenges and advances in the fight against fistula.