Implementing our strategic plan: care across the lifespan
FIGO’s Strategic Plan has set the agenda for our work for the next decade. Our success will lie in the commitment, cooperation and communication between our Board of Trustees, Council, divisions, committees, project teams and HQ staff. Equally important is our collaboration with national member societies, regional federations and international organisations and partners, including but by no means limited to the World Health Organization, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, International Confederation of Midwives and International Paediatric Association.
Our Strategic Plan addresses the many elements of women and girls’ health and rights by aligning the development of guidelines and recommendations, division and committee outputs, and FIGO projects. These are all integral elements of the four pillars of our work – capacity building, education, advocacy and research implementation – and essential to us achieving the goals of our Strategic Plan. In addition to collaboration and to ensure we fulfil our goals, it is vital that we make every effort to define objectives, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.
Our divisions and committees will implement the Strategic Plan over the long term and work to enable smooth biennial transition to accomplish the Strategic Plan goals. Through the Women's Health Agenda, FIGO will support care across the lifespan for women and girls.
We have identified important topics within women and girls’ health and care that FIGO will address. Where relevant, we have organised our committees into divisions to improve clarity and efficiency. In order to fulfil the Women’s Health Agenda, collaboration within and across FIGO divisions and committees is essential. Considerations such as mental health, health disparities, childhood and adolescence will be addressed. Respectful and dignified care should be central to all of our work.