FIGO news

Haiti 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 Haiti.

FIGO Initiative for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion

Since its launch in November 2007, the FIGO Initiative for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion has achieved significant success.

FIGO Delegate Bags Put To Good Use After Congress

Just under 2,000 FIGO delegates’ bags were distributed to needy schools in Lavender Hill by the New World Foundation, following a donation by FIGO at the end of the XIX Congress in Cape Town...

FIGO Congress 2009 Awards

It is a tradition that, at the Opening Ceremony of each World Congress, FIGO makes a series of awards to obstetrician/gynaecologists who have excelled in their service to FIGO or to women’s health, and also to selected highly distinguished people outside our profession of obstetrics and...

Professor Takeshi Maruo Pays Personal Tribute To Dr Sheldon J Segal

FIGO would like to pay tribute to Dr Sheldon J Segal (1926 - 2009) for his dedication to contraceptive research and the remarkable innovations he spearheaded, particularly those in highly effective, long-term contraceptives.

FIGO Declaration And Call For Action: The Need For Maternal Health Indicators, Countdown 2015

The Countdown 2015 process has a number of indicators of neonatal and child health that helps quantify the progress, or lack of progress, in newborn/child health, whereas maternal health indicators are limited to maternal mortality, family planning uptake, and skilled attendance in labour.

UN General Assembly Resolution on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The General Assembly of the United Nations recently adopted an important Resolution on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, econominc, social and cultural rights, including the right to development. A copy of the Resolution may be obtained by clicking here .

Professor José Aristodemo Pinotti (1934 - 2009)

FIGO is sad to report the death of its former President Professor José Aristodemo Pinotti. Professor Pinotti was born on 20th December 1934, and was the son of a Brazilian Dental Surgeon (his mother being a Sanitary Educator).

Canada’s international leaders on maternal mortality congratulate Canadian Government

The Canadian Parliament has unanimously passed an all-party resolution renewing Canada’s commitment to reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality both at home and abroad. Support was expressed for Canadian leadership within government and civil society to work within the G-8 and as...

FIGO at miniPIERS meeting at Bellagio

The miniPIERS (Pre Eclampsia Integrated Estimate of Risk for mothers) implementation study meeting took place at the Bellagio Centre in Italy, 2-4 March 2009. This meeting gathered scholars from both high and low income countries to discuss pre-eclampsia which is one of the leading causes of...