Resources on Obstetric fistula

The Resolution calls upon States and the international community to accelerate actions to end fistula and reiterates the need for urgent efforts and significantly increased investment to improve maternal health by addressing sexual and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. The document further outlines key recommendations and actions,and calls for the development of a Global Road Map to End Fistula within a decade.

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The United Nations Secretary-General report outlines efforts made by the international community at the global, regional and national levels to end obstetric fistula, and offers recommendations to intensify those efforts with a human rights-based approach.

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The present report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 69/148. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women and girls incontinent and often stigmatized and isolated from their families and communities.

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In Niger, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, these 16 extraordinary girls refused to become child brides.

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In 2013, we will mark the 10th anniversary of the Campaign to End Fistula.Over the last decade, many people, from experts to activists, have dedicated their lives and professional efforts to raise awareness about this devastating condition, increase access to prevention and treatment, and give women and girls suffering with fistula another chance in life.

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Obstetric fistula is a severe morbidity caused when a woman or girl suffers from prolonged obstructed labour without timely access to emergency obstetric care, notably a Caesarean section.

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The present report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 67/147. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent and often stigmatized and isolated from their...

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Obstetric fistula is a preventable and in most cases, treatable childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent, ashamed and often isolated from their communities.

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Every day about 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occur in developing countries. For each woman who loses her life, a family is shattered. Surviving children are deprived of a mother’s vital care and are more likely to die, and communities suffer. However, most of these deaths are preventable

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