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FIGO COVID-19 Resource Hub

FIGO is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find a range of resources from our providers around the world.

Remembering Dr Hamlin

A humble yet incredibly passionate humanitarian, after moving to Ethiopia in 1959, Dr Hamlin dedicated the rest of her life to treating women and girls with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia and other countries.

Tribute to Dr Catherine Hamlin

FIGO's Fistula lead, Gillian Slinger, shares a warm and moving tribute to Dr Catherine Hamlin, who has passed away peacefully at her home in Addis Ababa, aged 96...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement

Based on the only set of available COVID-19 data there is no evidence that pregnant women are more at risk than the general population.

Minimal Access Surgery is Essential

This week FIGO has spoken with Dr JD Villegas from FECOLSOG, Colombia, and Chair of our Minimal Access Surgery Committee, on why Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) is so essential to women’s health...

Women's Health is a Priority in Mozambique

My greatest joy as an obstetrician in Mozambique is that I can speak to and treat women and girls every day.

Combining Family Life & Professional Life

FIGO speaks to Dr Gunda Pristauz-Telsnigg, President of the Austrian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, about her journey as a female OBGYN.

Addressing VAWG in Fiji

FIGO speaks with Dr Amanda Noovao Hill, Fiji about the issues women face in Fiji, including a high rate of gender-based violence.

Communication, Collaboration and Coordination to End Fistula

The latest IJGO supplement asks for honest answers to a complex question: just how far have we come in the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula?

Training Providers on Law and Clinical Norms

Dr Ines Boaventura, Project Coordinator for FIGO's Advocating for Safe Abortion Project discusses the current situation in Mozambique and her motivations for being an advocate...