Needs Assessment Report

No. of pages: 98

Publication date: 2011



Nov 11, 2011- The Campaign to End Fistula information kit—Obstetric Fistula Needs Assessment Report: Findings from Nine African Countries—contains results from a groundbreaking needs assessment conducted by EngenderHealth and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in nine African countries.

Prior to this study, the scope of fistula was practically unknown. This rapid needs assessment uses the same tools and approaches to describe the problem in nine countries—Benin, Chad, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia. The findings document existing fistula repair services, note challenges to high-quality care, and identify successful service-delivery models in each country. The needs assessment report and accompanying information kit will help guide appropriate interventions for tackling obstetric fistula—as well as the root causes of maternal mortality and morbidity—in this diverse and needy region.