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FIGO supports the International Day of Action for Women's Health 2017

FIGO supports the International Day of Action for Women's Health 2017 (28 May). Click here for more informaiton. Join in the campaign...

FIGO congratulates new Director-General of WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new Director-General of WHO. FIGO extends sincere congratulations to him. He has confirmed attendance at the next FIGO World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, in October 2018. Pictured at the World Health Assembly in Geneva: L-R: Professor C N...

FIGO Secretariat awarded SILVER by ‘Investors in the Environment’!

We started working with Investors in the Environment (IIE) towards reducing our impact on the environment in early 2016. We are now excited to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Silver’ level accreditation, scoring over 90 per cent in this category! We will now be putting all...

Latest FIGO Newsletter now online!

The May 2017 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here.

FIGO supports the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23 May 2017)

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Please click here to view the statement.

Introducing an important new resource for Safer Motherhood!

FIGO is introducing a very important new resource for Safer Motherhood. After extensive testing and evaluation, FIGO’s educational platform, The Global Library of Women’s Medicine, is making available a unique Safer Motherhood APP; it is entirely FREE and we hope it will be genuinely...

FIGO supports International Day of the Midwife 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on the International Day of the Midwife 2017. Please click here to view the statement.

New evidence suggests low-cost drug should become frontline response for major blood loss after childbirth

More than 100,000 women globally die each year from severe bleeding after childbirth. A major trial of 20,000 women found that a low-cost drug called tranexamic acid reduced deaths due to bleeding by a third. If this treatment is used quickly, it could save the lives of thousands of new mothers...

Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

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

Latest issue of PPIUD Initiative Newsletter now online!

The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is available here . The Newsletter is produced four times a year, to keep you informed about the activities and progress of the Initiative. Subscribe now to receive the Newsletter directly to your inbox.