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FIGO recruiting for new Conference Manager

FIGO is seeking to recruit a new Conference Manager . It is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis. For over 60 years FIGO has collaborated with the world's top health and donor bodies. FIGO currently has Member...

Misoprostol Dosage Chart - new release!

The new FIGO 2017 misoprostol-only dosage chart has been released! An update from the widely used 2012 chart detailing recommended dosages of misoprostol when used by itself for a variety of gynecological and obstetrical indications has been revised and expanded by an expert group and is now...

IJGO impact factor soars to 2.174!

FIGO's journal, the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), has seen its impact factor soar to 2.174, its highest ever! The journal’s ranking has also increased to 36/79 journals (up from 47/80). Visit the journal online. Follow IJGO on Twitter. Visit the IJGO Facebook...

UNPFA supporting displaced pregnant women in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) is stepping up its support for the health and safety of women and girls affected by the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka.

Aid efforts 'must continue despite downturn'

The global economic crisis cannot be used as an excuse for reducing the amount of financial aid provided to people in the developing world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Many induced labours 'should be avoided'

A new study suggests there may not be sound medical grounds for using drugs or other measures to induce labour, it has been reported.

Blood transfusion unavailability 'threatens lives in Nigeria'

Pregnant women are continuing to die in Nigeria due to inadequate blood transfusion availability at the point of delivery, it has been claimed.

Women 'more vulnerable to HIV infection'

HIV and Aids charity Avert says social inequality around the world makes women more vulnerable to HIV infection than their male counterparts.

Developed world 'ignorant of fistula risks'

Many people in the developed world have no knowledge of the condition of fistula and the impacts it has on women living in poorer nations, it has been reported.

IFFS urges embryo selection acceptance

Moves towards the acceptance of embryo selection by European authorities have been welcomed by the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS).

UK expert says breastfeeding benefits mothers and children

Breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for infants, according to one medical expert.

Cardiac screening 'needed for Ugandan newborns'

All newborn babies in Uganda should be screened for heart conditions, it has been claimed.

Aid efforts in Myanmar 'need reviving'

Unicef has expressed concern over a lack of support for women and children in Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – one year after a cyclone devastated local communities in the east Asian nation.