News

FIGO supports the International Day of Action for Women's Health 2017

FIGO supports the International Day of Action for Women's Health 2017 (28 May). Click here for more information. Join in the campaign...

FIGO congratulates new Director-General of WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new Director-General of WHO. FIGO extends sincere congratulations to him. He has confirmed attendance at the next FIGO World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, in October 2018. Pictured at the World Health Assembly in Geneva: L-R: Professor C N...

FIGO Secretariat awarded SILVER by ‘Investors in the Environment’!

We started working with Investors in the Environment (IIE) towards reducing our impact on the environment in early 2016. We are now excited to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Silver’ level accreditation, scoring over 90 per cent in this category! We will now be putting all...

Study to assess effects of a green tea extract on cervical cancer prevention

A new study being conducted at the University of Arizona, US, aims to determine the effects of a green tea extract on cervical cancer prevention.

Maternal and newborn health up for discussion in Lao PDR

A number of strategies relating to maternal and newborn health in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) were at the centre of Unicef's recent 2009 State of the World's Children Women's Day celebratio

Chemotherapy treatment hope for neuroblastoma patients

Young children with neuroblastoma would receive less intensive treatment and enjoy better survival rates as a result of more accurate disease classification, it has been claimed.

Screening 'lowers life risks to newborns'

Additional screening for rare genetic disorders in newborn babies can help save lives, it has been claimed.

Pregnant women 'must manage thyroid hormone levels'

All pregnant women should take a daily prenatal vitamin with iodine in the form of potassium iodide, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) has claimed.

Palestinian mothers 'lack access to obstetric care'

Political unrest in Palestine makes it difficult for mothers and newborn babies to receive the necessary levels of medical care after birth, it has been claimed.

Mothers on methadone 'should breastfeed baby'

New mothers receiving methadone as a treatment for opiate addiction should breastfeed to help wean their baby off the drugs, it has been claimed.

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.