Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT, 3rd) introduced the “United States Leadership to Eradicate Obstetric Fistula Act of 2012” (H.R. 5748), which would require the President to, among other things, ”establish a comprehensive, integrated, 10-year strategy to combat obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa,” provide funding for the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of obstetric fistula in Sub-Saharan African countries, and create the U.S. Advisory Committee for the Eradication of Obstetric Fistula. The bill would also authorize $10 million in appropriations for fiscal year 2013 and $180 million for fiscal years 2014 through 2022.
- Representative DeLauro press release: “DeLauro Introduces Bill to Help End Obstetric Fistula, Empower Women“