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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...

FIGO supports World Health Day 2015 (7 April)

The topic for World Health Day 2015 is ‘Food Safety’...

FIGO supports International Women's Day 2015

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for its valuable objectives...

Health bodies demand zero tolerance on FGM by all health personnel, and pledge to be at the forefront of the generation where FGM ends

Please click here to view the statement.

Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - 6 Feb 2015

UNFPA, UNICEF, the International Confederation of Midwives and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics A call to action for health workers around the world to mobilise against FGM. Please click here to view the statement (also available in French, Spanish and Arabic).