Zero Fistula: Nigeria and the West African Region

Obstetric fistula, one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, is a major public health issue worldwide — especially in developing countries. Nigeria in particular accounts for more than half the prevalence and incidence of throughout Africa, and unmet need for treatment could be as high as 98%. Ending fistula in Nigeria is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), improving maternal and newborn health and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as part of universal health coverage.This session aims to place obstetric fistula as a priority discussion point towards achieving the SDGs and ICPD Programme of Action, and will also make a case for renewed investments in prevention, treatment and reintegration of fistula survivors. This session will be convened by the Center for Population and Reproductive Health; the International Society of Media in Public Health; and Fistula Foundation Nigeria.

DATE Thu, 14 November
TIME 12:30 - 14:00 EAT
Location Courtyard 3
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal health coverage
Event type Concurrent Sessions

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