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Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

The latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter is now online !

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...

Extent of fibrosis 'influences success of fistula treatment'

The fistulae suffered by women in Sierra Leone and other sub-Saharan countries can be much more complex than those seen by doctors in the western world, it has been suggested.

India film festival highlights rural birth risks

A film festival has been orgnaised in Bangalore, India, to highlight the disparity in healthcare provision between urban and rural areas.

Ovary removal 'may increase associated health risks'

A new study has suggested that women who have both ovaries removed during a hysterectomy are at greater risk of suffering death from other conditions such as coronary heart disease and lung cancer.

Midwife training 'can save lives in Pakistan'

Many women's lives could be saved if midwives in Pakistan received better access to training, it has been reported.

Breastfeeding 'may improve mother's health'

Women who breastfeed their babies may improve their own health prospects for later life, new research has indicated.

Maternal anxiety 'can increase asthma risk in newborns'

A new study has indicated that mothers who are anxious during pregnancy are 60 per cent more likely to have a child who later develops asthma than others.

Infertility 'a major problem in Nigeria'

Infertility in Nigeria can have serious consequences for affected women, a new report has indicated.

'Too early to tell' whether cancer cure has been found

It is too early to tell whether new discoveries about human genes could lead to a cure for cancer, according to a leading health organisation.

Stillbirth conference aims to raise awarness

A number of international charitable organisations are joining forces to examine the causes of prematurity and stillbirth in an attempt to identify and promote effective interventions.

Mozambique waiting houses 'reducing birth risks'

Waiting houses for pregnant women are being built in Mozambique as the country's government attempts to reduce its high rate of maternal mortality.