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FIGO Saving Mothers and Newborns Initiative
This project is set against the backdrop of the need to contribute to the achievement of MDGs 4 and 5 in a series of low-income countries.
About the FIGO Initiative
To build and sustain the capacity of the ob/gyn and midwifery societies in the participating developing countries to conduct essential projects relevant to the promotion of safe motherhood and the improvement of maternal health (in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency).
Five years (ending in June 2011).
The key innovation of this initiative is to increase women’s access to new, cost-effective and evidence-based technology for the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality in the countries concerned. The project will also work with communities in the countries to increase awareness on issues related to safe motherhood, and to promote increased utilisation of interventions to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. This project, involving major collaborations at the international and local levels and a north to south partnership, is critical to addressing the unmet need of maternal mortality reduction in low-income countries, and will sustain current momentum for achieving the millennium development goals in these countries.
Countries involved: Haiti, Kenya, Kosovo, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Uganda, Ukraine and Uruguay.
See country sections above, left.