Obstetric fistula, a serious childbirth injury, affects millions of women in the developing world. UNFPA help set up Bangladesh's National Fistula Center so women can receive repair surgery and surgeons can be trained in fistula repair.


Find out about who we are and what we do. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been in Bangladesh since 1974, working towards "delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled."


Recovered after multiple surgeries, Sultana is now an advocate telling other women that their obstetric fistula can be repaired. With UNFPA support, a growing number of hospitals are now offering the procedure.