‘Social Stigma’ Surrounding Obstetric Fistula Must End, UNFPA Executive Director Says On International Day

U.N. News: End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges U.N. reproductive health chief
“…Marking the International Day on 23 May to end the almost entirely preventable condition [of fistula], the head of the U.N.’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said that sufferers continue to ‘face devastating social stigma.’ ‘Shame, isolation, and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula,’ said Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s executive director, in a statement issued on Thursday…” (5/23).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KFF | twitter.com/kff

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.