UN report on obstetric fistula 2014

No. of pages: UNFPA

Publication date: 2014



The United Nations Secretary-General Report “Supporting Efforts to End Obstetric Fistula,” presented by UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Kate Gilmore at the United Nations on 13 October 2014, notes progress made by the United Nations System to end obstetric fistula and offers recommendations to intensify such efforts. The report highlights the importance of a human rights-based approach, including the acknowledgement of fistula as notifiable condition, which will trigger immediate reporting, tracking and follow-up of all cases in countries affected.