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FIGO supports International Women's Day 2017

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) supports its valuable objectives. Please click...

FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights launches women's health campaign!

NEW! March 2017 A world-wide international campaign for women’s health has been conceived by the FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights. It aims to raise awareness among the general public regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics. Please click here. You are...

Professional associations affirm commitment to improving quality of maternal and newborn health care

Health care professional associations (including FIGO), at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, have endorsed four joint statements calling all their member associations to assume a critical leadership role in advocating and implementing...

Unicef highlights childbirth risk in developing countries

A new Unicef report has found that a child born in a developing country is 14 times more likely to die within the first month of its life than one in a developed nation. Maternal health figur

Drinking during pregnancy 'can lead to premature birth'

Women who binge drink during the early stages of pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, according to new research. Research by the University of Western Australia fou

Turkey combating maternal and newborn health

Turkey has been praised for combating newborn health issues and reducing under-five and maternal mortality. Reza Hossaini, Unicef representative, congratulated the government and people of Tu

Pregnant women and newborns in danger due to Gaza conflict

Pregnant women and unborn babies have been forgotten about during the conflict in Gaza, according to the United National Population Fund (UNFPA). The organisation claims the violence and disp

UNFPA to aid maternal health in Costa Rica

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to provide assistance for pregnant women in Costa Rica following the recent earthquake. A major quake hit the country earlier in January,

Online forums 'could aid maternal health'

Internet forums could help new mothers, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria in Canada studied online communications b

US centre offers fertility option for cervical cancer patients

A fertility preservation option is being offered in a US clinic for cervical cancer patients. The Cancer Centre at the Northeast Georgia Medical Centre is set to offer radical trachelectomy t

WHA for FGM resolution

Female Genital Mutilation The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) during its May 2008 meeting in Geneva. FIGO has itself adopted a strong stance on the elimination of FGM and the first FIGO resolution on the topic was adopted in 1994 in...

POPPHI/FIGO trip Report

Report on the POPPHI / FIGO trip to Mali and Benin, May 9 to 13, 2008

Countdown to 2015

FIGO is an active participant in the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Recently the PMNCH organised a conference Countdown to 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa between 17- 19 April 2008. FIGO was well represented in this conference by the Chief Executive, Chair and Co-chair...