FIGO news

Fighting Fistula: Building the Capacity of Fistula Surgeons

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) supports the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2015 (23 May 2015). Please click here to view the statement.

'Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality'

The Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality report will be officially launched on May 19 during a World Health Assembly event hosted by the delegations from Cameroon and Malawi. The report proposes a global target for maternal mortality, supplemented by context-specific national-...

Save the Date: G4 Alliance Global Launch - 17-19 May 2015

The Global Launch of the G4 ALLIANCE takes place in Geneva next week, preceding the World Health assembly‎. The G4 is the coming together of over 40 organisations to raise awareness and provide support and education on four areas that affect the under-resourced world of Surgery Obstetrics,...

Misoprostol now on Model List of Essential Medicines for treatment of PPH

FIGO is pleased to share the news that the World Health Organization (WHO) has accepted the application to list misoprostol on the Model List of Essential Medicines for the additional indication of treating post-partum haemorrhage when oxytocin is not available or cannot be used safely (April 2015...

Latest FIGO Newsletter available online

The May 2015 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here.

Midwives key to success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), on the International Day of the Midwife 2015 The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) supports the International Day of the Midwife 2015 (5 May 2015). Please click here to view the statement.

Nepal earthquake - message of support from FIGO

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) - the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis - would like to express its heartfelt support to the people of Nepal after the recent devastating earthquake...

A joint statement on story about women choosing to be circumcised

The Intercollegiate FGM Group , along with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), have read the article on why some women choose to be circumcised published on 8 April 2015. We are extremely concerned by the way FGM is...

'Maternal health, foetal development and its effects on adult health' - online course now available

Online course (Accredited by the Consell Català de les Professions Continuing Formació sanitaries - Comissió of Formació Continuing the NHS): Programa de formación continuada on-line: Papel e implicaciones de la salud materna en el desarrollo fetal y sus efectos en la salud del adulto Continuing...

FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Spring Newsletter now available

The second issue (Spring 2015) of the FIGO Fistula Surgery Training 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 here (see top left hand corner of the Newsletter page) to...