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FIGO/Chien-Tien Hsu Fellowship on Gynecologic Oncology

The Chien-Tien Hsu Research Foundation and FIGO have established a Fellowship on Gynecologic Oncology to enable young obstetricians and gynecologists - who are beginning a career in gynecologic oncology - to attend the FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and to visit a gynecologic...

Latest FIGO Newsletter now online!

The September 2017 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here . The FIGO President (centre) demonstrating the ‘FIGO Gyn Cancer Management’ app at the 25th Asian & Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AOCOG), Hong Kong (June 2017), with the...

Non-medical gender-biased sex selection - a joint ICM-FIGO statement

Non-medical gender-biased sex selection A joint statement from the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Please click here to view the statement. French version Spanish version

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.

Cervical cancer vaccines 'to be available in Vanuatu'

The government of Vanuatu is working with the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, to deliver cervical cancer vaccines to schoolgirls on the tiny Pacific island.

Mercy ships founders receive humanitarian award

A humanitarian award has been presented to the founders of the world's largest hospital ship charity, in recognition of the work they have done to help improve access to medical care in the developing

Maternal depression 'could be linked to infants' sleep disturbance'

Babies born to mothers with depression are more likely to suffer from sleep disturbances between the ages of two weeks and six months, new research highlights.

AU commits itself to fighting infant and maternal mortality

The African Union (AU) has committed itself to battling against child and maternal mortality and its ministers for health are planning a meeting to discuss the issue.

Work demands 'can impact on pregnancy'

New research has highlighted that women who do a physically-demanding job or work long hours while pregnant have an increased chance of giving birth to a smaller baby.

Earthquake affected couples 'receive conception help in China'

Couples who lost a child in last year's magnitude-8.0 quake in south-west China have been offered state support to help them start a new family, it has been reported.

Uganda issues breastfeeding guidelines

New guidelines for breastfeeding have been released by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, it has been reported.