Welcome to FIGO (The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) - the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis.
FIGO is dedicated to the improvement of women’s health and rights and to the reduction of disparities in healthcare available to women and newborns, as well as to advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynecology.
The organisation pursues its mission through leading global programme activities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.
In addition, we advocate on a global stage, especially in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertaining to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and non-communicable diseases (SDG3). We also work to raise the status of women and enable their active participation to achieve their reproductive and sexual rights, including addressing FGM and gender based violence (SDG5).
FIGO provides education and training for our 132 Member Societies to build capacities of those from low-resource countries through strengthening leadership, good practice and promotion of policy dialogues.
The XXII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics took place in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 14-19 October 2018.
Nice Nailantei Leng’ete from Amref Health Africa joined 11,000 women’s health professionals at FIGO World Congress as part of our Hello Doctors series. We were lucky to hear her share the story of her determination to give a voice to all the girls in her community and beyond.