FIGO news

Better for Women

FIGO National Member Society, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), has this week launched a “Better for Women” report, calling for better joined-up services through the UK’s Health Service. The report aims to ensure that women’s health and wellbeing...

Long term fight against NCDs

FIGO Committee Chair Professor Moshe Hod shares his motivation to focus on highlighting the issues and impact of pregnancy complications in the long term fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Celebrating Female Community Health Volunteers

In partnership with National Member Society NESOG FIGO formally engaged with FCHVs in support of the Nepalese government’s pledge to extend family planning access across the country...

Celebrating thousands of Fistula surgeries

2019 has been the year that we have started to see the fruits of our persistent efforts since the FIGO FIstula initiative was launched as we were celebrating thousands of surgeries being reported month after month.

Closing policy gaps for survivors of sexual violence

Unsafe abortion continues to contribute significantly to maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda.

Reducing HIV risk for adolescent girls

In recent years the development of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has made a dramatic impact on new HIV infection rates; reducing the risk to less than 5 percent.

Defining a maternal near-miss

Expanding the definition of maternal near-miss could improve efforts to address high maternal and neonatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

Menstrual health and women’s rights

At the recent Nairobi Summit Dr Anne Kihara joined a session hosted by UNFPA to identify how current trends in menstrual health and related disorders can inform the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda.

Target to reduce newborn deaths within reach

It is vital that we keep or increase the pace of progress to reach the SDG neonatal mortality target. FIGO's International Childbirth Initiative offers a template for the quality care which will best protect women and their babies...

Gender equity and diversity amongst OBGYNs

FIGO welcomes the launch of the first Gender Equity and Diversity Report from RANZCOG, as Dr Gillian Gibson shares her perspective on this timely step forward.