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FIGO recruiting Project Manager - Global Safe Motherhood (Maternity Cover, 8 months)

FIGO is recruiting a Project Manager for Global Safe Motherhood (Maternity Cover, 8 months) Please click here for full application details. Deadline: 18 April 2017

Stillbirth rate 'too high' in the UK

Many of the thousands of stillborn babies in the UK could be saved with better care, it is being claimed.

Doctors 'desire fewer multiple IVF births' to reduce risks

Many fertility doctors wish to reduce the number of multiple births resulting from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in order to safeguard the health of mothers and their newborn infants, it has been repor

'Incentives possible' for early care Australian mothers

Financial incentives could be offered to indigenous Australian women who seek antenatal medical care during the early stages of pregnancy, it has been suggested.

Vitamin B12 shortage 'raises neural tube defect chance'

A new study has indicated that children born to women who have low blood levels of vitamin B12 shortly before and after conception may be exposed to an increased risk of neural tube defects.

Health workers strategy 'could combat maternal deaths in Namibia'

The high rate of maternal deaths in Namibia may be combated by implementing the health extension workers strategy, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).

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...

Centre helps fistula patients reintegrate with society

A number of Liberian women who recently received successful fistula operations have received skills training from the Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Center (FRRC) in Jacob Town, Paynesville.

Irish medics 'aiming to encourage endoscopic gynaecology'

Medical professionals in Ireland are being proactive in their attempts to bring gynaecological surgery standards up to international levels, it has been reported.

Baby dies after receiving kiss infection

A newborn baby died after being passed an infection through her mother's kiss, it has been reported.

'More parents' opting for gender selection

An increase in the number of parents wishing to select the gender of their child has been witnessed, according to reports.