FIGO news

FIGO’s Global Competency-Based Fistula Surgery Training Manual is launched

The need for physicians trained in fistula repair has long been recognised, but no standard training manual has existed. FIGO has now launched its manual, available here , aimed at healthcare providers from low- and middle-income countries involved in the prevention and management of fistula. Its...

Adequate midwifery could save 3.6 million lives, new report shows

Up to 3.6 million deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded by 2015, according to a major new report released today by UNFPA - the United Nations Population Fund - and partners at the 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of...

‘G8 must act on health workers’ - FIGO President signs joint letter to the UK's Guardian newspaper

FIGO President Gamal Serour has signed a joint letter (26 May 2011) with other international organisations to emphasise that the G8 summit in Deauville ‘is a chance for world leaders to step up their support for healthcare that saves children's and mothers' lives’...

Stillbirths - the professional organisations' perspective

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Paediatric Association (IPA),and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) comment in The Lancet (April 2011) on this often forgotten issue. Click here to access the article.

Ground-breaking FIGO Classification published in IJGO

The new ‘FIGO Classification of Causes of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding’ has been published in the April edition of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), and is now accessible free of charge on the FIGO website...

Update on the JSOG Disaster Appeal

We - the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) - are most grateful to all FIGO members for extending the warmest prayers toward Japan, which was struck by a massive earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis on 11 March. Having received enormous help from various countries, JSOG has...

2010 Midwifery Symposium - full report now available

The final report of the highly successful Midwifery Symposium, held prior to Women Deliver in June 2010, has now been posted on UNFPA's website - please click here for full details...

FIGO signs letter to President Kikwete for International Women’s Day 2011

The UN has celebrated the historic launch of UN Women, its newest organisation, with an evening including luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film in the UN General Assembly Hall.

Launch of UN Women: 'Honouring the Past: Envisioning the Future for Women and Girls'

The UN has celebrated the historic launch of UN Women, its newest organisation, with an evening including luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film in the UN General Assembly Hall.

FIGO/SafeHands' FGM film wins major film festival award

The Cutting Tradition’ – FIGO’s collaboration with SafeHands for Mothers , narrated by Meryl Streep – has been awarded ‘Best Documentary' at the Victoria Independent Film Festival, Australia 2010...