Good Practices on obstetric fistula

No. of pages: 16

Publication date: 2013



A new edition of Good Practices - a series that showcases innovations and results achieved by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and its partners, especially in the area of sexual and reproductive health programming - highligths achievements in the fight against fistula in threes African countries:
In Tanzania, UNFPA and partners harness the power of mobile phone technology to reach and assist women with fistula in impoverished and remote areas.
In Sierra Leone, a toll-free hotline enables women and girls to access free obstetric fistula care.
In Uganda, UNFPA and partners support the establishment of a National Task Force for Fistula, to enhance coordination and partner collaboration in the country.
The publication also provides opportunities for learning and replication in other contexts.