FIGO news

‘Safe blood for saving mothers’ - World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2014

The focus of this year's World Blood Donor Day campaign is ‘Safe blood for saving mothers’.

Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and long-term disability.

FIGO reaffirms its support for World Environment Day (5 June 2014)

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) supports World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2014.

WHO Guidelines for identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued Guidelines for the identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy.

FIGO reaffirms its support for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23 May 2014)

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23 May 2014).

FIGO statement: Dr Meriam Yehya Ibrahim

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is the only worldwide organisation that groups obstetricians and gynecologists. It has member associations in 125 countries/territories.

New to download: FIGO Newsletter, May 2014

Please click here to view the latest FIGO Newsletter (May 2014).

Midwives key to local and global maternal and newborn health, says FIGO

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for the International Day of the Midwife (5 May 2014).

Registration open for the Global Congress on Maternal Nutrition: G-COMN 2014

The Global Conference on Maternal Nutrition provides a critical opportunity for leading women’s health specialists and health care practitioners to engage in meaningful dialogue on the impact of maternal nutrition on the health of the mother and her baby.

FIGO supports World Health Day 2014

The topic for World Health Day 2014 (7 April 2014) is vector-borne diseases

ICM and FIGO launch joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) are pleased to launch a joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.

Top women’s health news

Acupuncture could help with menopause

The ancient Chinese method of acupuncture could help women to cope with the effects of menopause.

A study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), noted that acupuncture could control the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause.

Preeclampsia and Alzheimer’s ‘may have common cause’

Preeclampsia could have the same root cause as Alzheimer’s disease, according to research led by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the US.

Published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the study finds that preeclampsia may stem from a similar collection of protein mutations to those which cause the neurological condition.

Girl Summit aims to end FGM

Unicef and the UK government will host an international summit next week (July 22nd) as part of an ongoing campaign to bring an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world.

World Congress 2015