Maternal Health

Ending obstetric fistula

Meet the professor, teacher, inventor committed to eradicating obstetric fistula.

Reaching more people with HIV

The earlier that someone is diagnosed as living with HIV, the earlier life-saving treatment can start. And the earlier that HIV treatment is started after infection, the better the outcome.

C-Sections: How to Stop the Epidemic

FIGO publishes six clear steps for C-section reduction in new series with The Lancet

New approaches to postpartum depression

Organisations are beginning to recognise the need to address maternal mental health - but research suggests they should view it as a marathon, not a sprint. Postpartum depression is a frequently overlooked issue, often passed off as 'the baby blues', or blamed on simple hormonal surges by...

What is Ahead in Maternal Health Care Worldwide?

In the past two decades, the world has seen a rapid decline in maternal and child deaths. However, challenges remain in reaching the most vulnerable women and children.

Sepsis and its impact on maternal mortality

Reducing maternal mortality is possible, but only by addressing all of its causes - and that includes maternal sepsis.

A global emergency

The Syrian refugee crisis is an emergency that has not only a health burden, but many other social, educational, and family short and long term consequences.

In Celebration of Breastfeeding

Jessica explains why she loves breastfeeding, and why we must ensure that everyone knows more about the benefits.

Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life

Breastfeeding is regarded as the best foundation for life for newborn infants, and has health benefits for new mothers too.

Respecting women's human rights

Stephen Munjanja, member of FIGO's Women's Health and Human Rights committee, explains how their recent plans will be of particular benefit to Zimbabwe...