Who is Doing What About Fistula?

Major Support Provided By UNDP started The Campaign to End Fistula in December 2003. Two young Australian doctors established The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, where they dedicated their careers to operating on women with fistula. They also started...

Obstetric Fistula

Major Support Provided By Summary Obstetric fistula is an injury that results from obstructed childbirth, most commonly in girls and young women whose bodies are physically not mature enough for healthy birthing.  As a result of this injury, which occurs almost...

Is This a Good Time to Eliminate Obstetric Fistula?

Major Support Provided By YES!!! Several UN agencies, universities, governments and NGOs in various affected countries and donor-countries have taken up the cause. Women who suffer obstetric fistula are no longer being ignored internationally. People in several...

What Can HDI Do About Fistula?

Major Support Provided By Introducing an additional approach! HDI is once again a catalyst at the global level, now to start rapid prevention of obstetric fistula. HDI is introducing tools it has seen and used since its inception, as a new approach to this major...

A Concept Paper on Eliminating Obstetric Fistula

Major Support Provided By Background Obstetric fistula is caused by obstructed or prolonged labor which is when the process does not progress appropriately and the baby is not born in spite of strong uterine contractions lasting 24 hours. Of 135 million who give birth...

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