FIGO has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the following organisations:
Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)
Set up in 1994, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) was established as a Community Based Rehabilitation programme searching for people with cataracts in Dar es Salaam. Since then we have grown to become the largest indigenous provider of disability services in Tanzania. We are a locally registered NGO aiming to empower people with disabilities and their families, improve their quality of life, and ensure access to medical and rehabilitative treatment. Committed to preventing disabilities wherever possible, CCBRT is also engaged in extensive maternal and newborn healthcare (MNHC) activities (SOURCE: www.ccbrt.or.tz).
Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs Global Initiative)
The CEPPs Global Initiative was formed by a group of organisations working in the field of maternal and perinatal health and early childhood development. The CEPPs Mother and Child Manifesto proposes seven principles, providing a policy framework for a unified multi-sector and multi-stakeholder partnership between government, private sector and civil society organisations at city, regional and national levels (SOURCE: www.cepprinciples.org).
Direct Relief is a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized in California with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty, disaster and civil unrest. Established in 1948, Direct Relief works to strengthen the efforts of its partners through the provision of resources, including financial, technical, and essential medical material. Direct Relief is non-sectarian, nongovernmental, and apolitical (SOURCE: www.directrelief.org).
European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI)
The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of newborn and preterm infants and their families. It gathers together parents, healthcare professionals and scientists from different disciplines with the common goal of improving the long-term health of newborn and preterm children by ensuring the best possible prevention, treatment, care and support (SOURCE: www.efcni.org).
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
The main aim of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology is to promote interest in, and understanding of, reproductive biology and medicine. It does this through facilitating research and subsequent dissemination of research findings in human reproduction and embryology to the general public, scientists, clinicians and patient associations; it also works to inform politicians and policy-makers throughout Europe (SOURCE: www.eshre.eu).
Global Library of Women’s Medicine (GLOWM)
The objective of www.glowm.com, FIGO’s educational platform, is to provide medical professionals worldwide with expert, peer reviewed, guidance on best practice for women’s medicine (SOURCE: www.glowm.com).
Hamlin Fistula Hospital
Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE) was founded in 1974 by Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Dr Reginald Hamlin to treat patients who have suffered obstetric fistula injuries. Their vision is to bring improvements in maternal health, bringing to an end obstetric fistula. Today HFE remains the only healthcare provider in Ethiopia offering a holistic approach to fistula. They carry out almost 2,000 fistula repairs per year in their main hospital in Addis Ababa, as well as their five regional centres. They provide rehabilitation and reintegration services to their patients at their centre in Desta Mender and other locations. The Hamlin College of Midwives has an extensive prevention programme where they train midwives to BSc level and deploy them into antenatal clinics in rural health centres (SOURCE: www.hamlinfistula.org).
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
The International Confederation of Midwives supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 121 Midwives' Associations, representing 108 countries across every continent. ICM is organised into four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Together these associations represent more than 400,000 midwives globally (SOURCE: www.internationalmidwives.org).
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing the more than 16 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce (SOURCE: www.icn.ch).
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the worlds oldest and largest student-run organizations. It represents, connects and engages every day with medical students from 124 national members organizations in 116 countries around the globe (SOURCE: www.ifmsa.org).
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
IPPF works in 172 countries to empower the most vulnerable women, men and young people to access life-saving services and programmes, and to live with dignity. Supported by millions of volunteers and 30,000 staff, IPPF Member Associations provide sexual and reproductive health information, education and services through 65,000 service points. Those services include family planning, abortion, maternal and child health, and STI and HIV treatment, prevention and care (SOURCE: www.ippf.org).
The International Society forTwin Studies (ISTS)
The International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) is the only worldwide organisation that covers twin research from the embryo to the grave and involves a wide range of disciplines, including clinicians, psychologists and lab and epidemiological scientists. The International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) wants to further research and public education in all fields related to twins and twin studies, for the mutual benefit of twins and their families and of scientific research in general (SOURCE: www.twinstudies.org).
International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) is a professional membership association and charity that aims to improve women's healthcare services through the provision and broad dissemination of the highest quality education and research information around ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. With 13,500 members in 128 countries, it is the leading society in this niche medical speciality (SOURCE: www.isuog.org)
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is a charity organisation that raises awareness and money to combat birth defects and other dangers to the health of babies. The organisation was originally created with the help of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938 to fight polio (SOURCE: www.marchofdimes.com).
New European Surgical Academy (NESA)
The New European Surgical Academy (NESA) is an international surgical academy with members in 51 countries which has its headquarters in Berlin. It was initiated by leading surgeons from different disciplines in order to re-evaluate existing surgical procedures, optimise and rationalise them where necessary, introduce new surgical procedures and ideas and share and transfer the gathered ‘know-how’ to countries with limited resources. The disciplines presented in NESA are the different surgical disciplines: urology, otolaryngology, anaesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology and preventive medicine. (SOURCE: www.nesacademy.org).
Pathfinder International’s mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life. In more than 20 countries, Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal and neonatal health to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment (SOURCE: www.pathfinder.org).
Since its inception in 1996, the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development (RFPD) initiates and supports development aid projects, aiming at a sustainable development of world population. The focus of their projects is maternal and child health, including voluntary family planning (SOURCE: www.rifpd.org).
Its goal is to eliminate maternal death of pregnant and post-partum women due to vascular health issues. Vascular health failures are the primary cause of death for pregnant and post-partum mothers, claiming over 500,000 mothers a year (SOURCE: www.sabrinasfoundation.org).
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is a professional organisation of maternal-fetal medicine physicians and scientists dedicated to leading the global advancement of women’s and children’s health through pregnancy care, research, advocacy and education. The Society dedicates itself to improving maternal and child outcomes and raising the standards of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of maternal and fetal disease (SOURCE: www.smfm.org).
Wellbeing of Women
Wellbeing of Women has established expertise in the promotion, selection and support of research project grants and clinical academic awards in the field of women’s health, with a top quality peer review process accredited by the Association of Medical Research Charities. It has acknowledged expertise in fundraising to support programmes of research, academic training and education (SOURCE: www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk).
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) is the foremost global alliance of anaesthesiologists. It has over 130 Member Societies representing anaesthesiologists from over 150 countries. Its mission is to improve patient care, and access to safe anaesthesia, by uniting anaesthesiologists around the world (SOURCE: www.wfsahq.org).
The World Endometriosis Society (WES)
The World Endometriosis Society (WES) advances evidence-based standards and innovations for education, advocacy, clinical care and research in endometriosis and related disorders, in collaboration with its stakeholders and global partners, with a vision to improve the lives of all affected women and their families. WES leads the way in endometriosis (SOURCE: www.endometriosis.ca).