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FIGO LOGIC Initiative in Maternal and Newborn Health
FIGO LOGIC (Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Impact & Change) Initiative in Maternal and Newborn Health
Project Name: Improving maternal and newborn health in low-resource countries through strengthening the role of obstetric and gynecological national associations.
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Date grant awarded: November 2008 - Project end date: October 2013.
Grant amount: $10,498,028.
Contact: Professor Hamid Rushwan
Project Goal To improve policy and practice by strengthening FIGO member associations and using their position and knowledge to facilitate and contribute to these improvements, leading to better maternal and new born health for under-served populations in low- and middle-resource countries.
Objective One: Evidence-informed policy strategy and action plans on maternal and newborn health influenced and supported through member associations advocating to raise and maintain awareness of, and investment in, maternal and newborn health, and engaging in dialogue with health sector stakeholders.
Objective Two: Progress is made in delivering evidence informed policy, strategic objectives and operational/annual plans with the member associations’ active role in implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Objective Three: National and sub-national member association organisations strengthened to enable effective participation in national and sub-national strategic and operational fora related to maternal and newborn health.
Objective Four: FIGO’s facilitative role with member associations strengthened.
Objective Five: Dissemination Phase
Participating Member Associations (MAs)
Burkina Faso (SOGOB); Cameroon (SOGOC); Ethiopia (ESOG); India (FOGSI) ; Mozambique (AMOG); Nepal (NESOG); Nigeria (SOGON) and Uganda (AOGU).
See country sections.