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FIGO Global Declaration on Cervical Cancer Elimination

FIGO membership aligns with WHO and the UNFPA to eliminate Cervical Cancer.

Celebrating 50 years of Rh prevention; successes and failures

Anti-D Immunoglobulins have nearly eradicated HDFN in the developed world. However.....

FIGO shouts 'No against Violence for Women'

Today at FIGO World Congress in Rio we launched the FIGO Global Declaration on Violence Against Women.

FIGO Global Declaration on Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy

Today at FIGO World Congress the FIGO Pregnancy and NCD's Committee was pleased to launch: FIGO Global Declaration...

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...

My experience with FGM

A tremendous number of girls in Africa are denied the chance to reach their full potential because of a very harmful practise: FGM/C.

The Power of Providers

Invest in girls and women. Break down the silos. You have the power – so use your voice...

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.

Uniting for every woman every child at UNGA

Flavia Bustreo represents FIGO at the high-level reception co-organised by UN Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).

The global unmet need for modern contraceptives

Many women want to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but are unable to do so. Why is this and how can it be addressed with a view to sustainability?

Kenya Exceeds Contraceptive Use Target

This year, new data from the Kenyan Ministry of Health showed that use of modern contraceptives in the country had reached 59%, surpassing their 2020 target of 58% two years early.

Improving access to safe abortion

Unsafe abortion continues to be a major public health problem. An estimated 25 million abortions are performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women.

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.