Sexual and reproductive health

Obstetric fistula

Guiding principles for clinical management and programme development

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Authors:
World Health Organization, Department of Making Pregnancy Safer

Obstetric fistula. Guiding principles for clinical management and programme development

Publication details

Editors: Lewis, Gwyneth / De Bernis, Luc
Number of pages: 84
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English, French
Price: CHF 20.00 / US$ 20.00 - Pays en développement CHF14.00
ISBN: 92 4 159367 9

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This is a practical guide intended for health-care professionals and planners, policy-makers and community leaders. It strives to draw attention to the urgent issue of obstetric fistula and advocates for change. It provides essential, factual background information along with principles for developing fistula prevention and treatment strategies and programmes. The guide can also be used to implement and scale up effective programmes for the elimination of obstetric fistula.