FIGO news

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

Wellbeing of Women and FIGO announce Academic Fellowship

Wellbeing of Women and FIGO are delighted to announce an Academic Fellowship available for international candidates. A grant of up to £20,000 is available to enable a candidate in the field of obstetrics and gynecology to link up with academic mentors in the UK for a period of up to three years.

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.

FIGO supports International Women’s Day 2014 (8 March): ‘Inspiring Change’

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for its valuable objectives.

FIGO reaffirms support for 2014’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2014)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and promotes its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and works actively with other global organisations to help to eliminate it.

‘Help Celebrate India's Polio-Free Anniversary’

On 13 January, India  - once considered the hardest place to eradicate polio  - celebrated three years without a case, with official WHO certification occurring in late March. The third anniversary provides an opportunity to recognise the importance of India’s achievement for children’s health, highlight the power of vaccines and encourage continued political and financial support for polio eradication.

2013 Statement from the Bellagio Group on LARCs

In November 2013 at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Population Council convened the third meeting of international experts to discuss ways to expand contraceptive choice and accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goal of universal access to reproductive health services by increasing access to highly effective, long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs). 

Essential Interventions - 'Together we are strong'

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Pediatric Association (IPA) have embarked on a collaborative project to improve maternal and newborn health care services.