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FIGO Issues Joint Statement with International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

FIGO has issued a Joint Statement with the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) on Mechanism of Action. The statement has also been translated into Spanish and it is hoped that a French translation will be available shortly. The statement can be obtained by clicking on the...

Former FIGO President wins 2009 United Nations Population Award

Professor Mahmoud Fathalla – President of FIGO from 1994 to 1997 and Vice President from 1985 to 1988 – has been awarded this year’s United Nations Population Award. The Award is given to individuals and institutions for outstanding work in population and in improving the health...

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc

FIGO has agreed a Memorandum of Collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc to confirm the close links between the two organisations in shared areas of interest and work in the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity and in promoting safe motherhood worldwide.

POPPHI/FIGO trip Report

Report on the POPPHI / FIGO trip to Mali and Benin, May 9 to 13, 2008

Countdown to 2015

FIGO is an active participant in the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Recently the PMNCH organised a conference Countdown to 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa between 17- 19 April 2008. FIGO was well represented in this conference by the Chief Executive, Chair and Co-chair...

WHA for FGM resolution

Female Genital Mutilation The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) during its May 2008 meeting in Geneva. FIGO has itself adopted a strong stance on the elimination of FGM and the first FIGO resolution on the topic was adopted in 1994 in...