FIGO news

FIGO Statement on sexual violence in conflict, Sudan

FIGO calls attention to the deeply troubling reports from Sudan of sexual violence towards female doctors, as well as reported destruction of hospital property and threats towards health care personnel..

ECHO Trial Results

Results from the ECHO trial have found no link between injectable contraceptives and risk of HIV infection, but the need for quality contraceptive care remains vital.

Inspiring Africa's Youth

Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO member and President, AFOG, reminds us of the importance of empowering African children to be involved in the decision-making process about their health and well-being.

A Global Health Tsunami: NCDs

FIGO was delighted to share our expertise on the health and rights of girls and women in the 21st century at the recent Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.

African Perspectives At Women Deliver

Dr Anne Kihara, President of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, shares insights from the Women Deliver 2019 conference, and her perspective as an African clinician.

Prize-Winning Diabetes Research

Announcing the winner of the John J Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2018 - Dr Colin Marais and his co-authors for their research from the Global South on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

FIGO at RCOG World Congress

FIGO joins National Member Society, the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) at their World Congress in 2019 to share global expertise in women's health...

Ensuring Quality of Care Throughout the Life Course

'Ensuring Quality of Care Throughout the Life Course for Girls and Women' will explore challenges and solutions to ensuring quality care...

In Yemen, Ending Fistula under Armed Conflict

Dr Bilquis Al-Jailani shares her story as a surgeon working to help women with obstetric fistula in a humanitarian crisis

In Somaliland, the first female surgeon rebuilds lives

Obstetric fistula is a preventable health problem and if it happens, a well-trained surgeon can often repair it. Dr Shukri Dahir, the first trained female surgeon in Somaliland, shares her story.