Second Meeting of the Working Group for the Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula

Addis Ababa, 30 October - 1 November 2002

No. of pages: 41

Publication Date: 2003

Author: UNFPA

UNFPA leads a coalition of organizations committed to the prevention and treatment of fistula, an isolating disability that results from unrelieved obstructed labour. This report, from the second meeting of the working group, documents the considerable progress that has been made in bringing fistula to wider attention, in collecting data about it, and in developing strategies to end fistula in the developing world, just as it has been virtually eliminated in industrialized countries.

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