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The World Federation for Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP) is a federation of national (patient) organisations, which aims at creating global visibility for incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction – awareness, advocacy and action.


For people living with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, WFIPP’s mission is to:

• Be the patient voice,

• Be heard in society and by policy-makers,

• Be a global umbrella for national organizations,

• Encourage an open public debate and break stigma and taboos.


The vision of WFIPP is to create a world where people living with all forms of pelvic floor dysfunction(s) can enjoy a high quality of life, play an active role in society and have access to appropriate treatments.


The World Federation for Incontinence and Pelvic Problems – WFIPP raises awareness about incontinence and all forms of pelvic floor dysfunction. To achieve the above goals, WFIPP seeks to:

• Work with patients/citizens, healthcare professionals, industry, academia and policy makers,

• Facilitate access to continence and pelvic floor dysfunction support services through advocacy,

• Provide evidence-based information and advice,

• Support research initiatives to achieve WFIPP’s objectives,

• Develop international guidelines for patients including preventive and lifestyle measures to improve their quality of life,

• Provide relevant information and advice,

• Elevate the visibility of WFIPP,

• Help establish new patient advocacy groups in countries where no such groups exist,

• Support relevant changes at global level,

• Share experiences with member organisations and other stakeholders,

• Adhere to WFIPP’s Charter of patients’ rights,

• Undertake collaborative work with member organisations to increase the impact of initiatives undertaken.

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