FIGO Strategic Plan 2021–2030

FIGO has a vision that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives.


An introduction to our strategic plan: 2021–2030

FIGO is the world’s largest alliance of national societies of obstetrics and gynaecology dedicated to the health and wellbeing of women, girls and newborns.

Our organisational structure reflects this alliance, bringing together our member societies and regional federations with strong support from FIGO HQ in London, UK. FIGO partners with organisations around the world that share our vision, values and goals to progress the health and rights of women and girls around the world. 

Delivering our strategy

To deliver our strategy, we will develop a digital platform to facilitate partner engagement, expand partnerships, and develop our FIGO HQ to ensure we have the right support for success. FIGO is one of the leading global multi-stakeholder partnerships focusing on the health and wellbeing of women, girls and newborns, and on the continuum of care across the life course. 

Facilitating collaboration

FIGO has more than 130 national member societies across five regions. No other partnership has the geographic reach and penetration, nor power, to mobilise its global network to collaborate and promote the health and wellbeing of women, girls and newborns.

We provide a bridge between members, facilitating a networking space where member societies benefit from each other and develop common policies. FIGO helps to facilitate activities of member societies, large and small, and promotes the delivery of evidence-based education around the world. Where societies are unable to join FIGO, we commit to sharing work, so we truly improve women and girls’ health and rights.

Building on our foundations

Our work is built on four pillars: education, research implementation, advocacy and capacity-building. Through education, we share information using multiple methodologies. Through research implementation we interpret and distribute research results to facilitate implementation and enable our member societies to recognise the most important findings that improve women and girls’ health. Through advocacy we support our member societies and allied regional federations to speak about – and raise awareness of – issues essential to the health and empowerment of women and girls. And through capacity building with universal health coverage we help to ensure that every woman receives the appropriate care and attention. 

Adapting for the future

At the time we have developed this strategic plan, the world is facing a global pandemic. The pandemic presents a massive shock to an already struggling global health system and world economy. Within these systems, the wellbeing of women and girls has been further disadvantaged. Access to even basic health and reproductive information and services has been challenged, and high maternal mortality and morbidity rates demonstrate that women are often not a priority. It is time for organisations to collaborate and shift priorities so that we can provide the very best for women and girls – and their futures.

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