UN report on obstetric fistula 2016

No. of pages: 19

Publication date: 2016

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The United Nations Secretary-General Report “Intensifying efforts to end obstetric fistula,” presented by UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the United Nations on 10 October 2016, notes progress made by the United Nations System to end obstetric fistula and offers recommendations to intensify such efforts. The report calls for developing a global action plan to end fistula within a generation. The report also urges the increase of financial and human resources, such as skilled surgeons to repair fistula, and the scale-up of three well-known and cost-effective interventions, i.e. skilled birth attendance, emergency obstetric and newborn care and family planning.