FIGO news

Colombo Declaration is ‘just the beginning’

South Asian leaders have pledged to make the link between maternal health and diabetes a public health priority. It’s a promising step in a growing global effort, advocates for healthier pregnancies say. Click here to view the full story on the World Diabetes Foundation website...

New FIGO Chief Executive appointed

Johan Vos has now been appointed to the role of FIGO Chief Executive. He has over 20 years’ experience working within the charity/not-for-profit sector, and has extensive experience of leadership within national and international health charities and membership-based organisations. His most...

Sri Lankan Ministry of Health and FIGO sign the Colombo Declaration

Signing of the Colombo Declaration in Sri Lanka (8 September 2016) . A landmark document was signed during the opening ceremony of the 1st South Asia and Asia Pacific International Congress on Diabetes, Hypertension & Metabolic Syndrome in Pregnancy held in Colombo, Sri Lanka last week. The...

Colombo Declaration demands increased focus on maternal health to deal with the diabetes onslaught in South Asia

Over 300 delegates from South Asia representing the South Asian Initiative for Diabetes in Pregnancy today endorsed the Colombo Declaration demanding urgent action to address the link between maternal health and diabetes as a public health priority. They are attending the 1st Asia Pacific Congress...

Colombo to host the 1st South Asia and Asia Pacific International Congress on Diabetes, Hypertension & Metabolic Syndrome in Pregnancy

Over 350 delegates from the South Asia and Asia Pacific Region and other countries around the world are expected to gather in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo between 8th -10th September 2016 to attend the 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Diabetes, Hypertension & Metabolic Syndrome in Pregnancy in...

Free chapter: 'Facing the Noncommunicable Diseases’ Global Epidemic: The Battle of Prevention Starts In Utero - the FIGO Challenge'

Download a free chapter on 'Facing the Noncommunicable Diseases’ Global Epidemic: The Battle of Prevention Starts In Utero - the FIGO Challenge' from the newly published book Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy, Third Edition. Click here to access the download...

Latest FIGO Newsletter available online!

The September 2016 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here.

FIGO Statement on the Zika virus

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on the Zika virus. Please click here to view the statement.

FIGO Past President appointed Officer to the Order of Canada

FIGO congratulates Past President Dr Dorothy Shaw on her recent appointment as Officer to the Order of Canada. Dr Shaw was recognised for her publications and advocacy efforts to advance women’s rights and improve the health of women, newborns and children. More information on the appointment...

Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

The latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter is now online . Click here to subscribe.