FIGO news

Open call for Fistula Surgery Fellowship Applications 2014-2015

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics  is pleased to announce an open call for fellowship applications for fistula surgery training.

FIGO seeks Project Manager: Misoprostol for managing post-partum haemorrhage in low-resource settings

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Project Manager to take forward its initiative on the use of misoprostol for the management of post-partum haemorrhage.

FIGO seeks Project Manager: Fistula Surgery Training Programme

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and qualified Project Manager to lead the FIGO Global Competency Based Fistula Surgery Training Programme.

‘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).

Top women’s health news

Unicef data highlights FGM prevalence

Data published by Unicef this week (July 22nd) indicated the extent of female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world.

Caffeine could worsen some menopause symptoms

Higher caffeine intake could lead to more severe hot flashes and night sweats during the menopause, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic in the US.

Genes influence when girls reach puberty

The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by so-called ‘imprinted’ genes, a new study shows.

According to an international study published in Nature, researchers have identified 123 genetic variations that appeared to be linked to when girls reach sexual maturity.

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