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FIGO Regional Conference of Gynecology and Obstetrics to be held in Cartagena, Colombia (1-4 May 2013)Tuesday, 19th March 2013
1st FIGO Africa Regional Conference of Gynecology and Obstetrics to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2-5 October 2013)Tuesday, 19th March 2013
New to download: Meeting the need for modern contraception: Effective solutions to a pressing global challengeMonday, 18th March 2013
FIGO reaffirms support for 2013’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2013)Tuesday, 5th February 2013
Top women’s health news
In a statement released to commemorate the Day of the African Child 2013, Unicef has said that efforts to engage entire communities are critical to combating female genital mutilation (FGM) on the continent.
Maternal and newborn health in Nigeria has been significantly improved since the introduction of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) in 2010, new statistics show.
The number of maternal deaths in Belgaum district, Karnataka, India, is reportedly rising - a trend put down to the absence of medical experts at community health centres and the district general hospital.
In 2011-12, the area recorded a total of 83 maternal deaths. For 2012-13, the number increased to 98.