Women's health newsfeed

FIGO aspires to be the Global Voice for Women's Health.

Check out our latest stories from throughout our 132 member societies, and related to our global programmes and advocacy work.

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 Madagascar, stories of fistula can make a difference

FIGO's Fistula Surgery Training Initiative puts the human rights of women suffering obstetric fistula first. Dr Fidèle Rakotoarivololona from Madagascar shares his story...

À Madagascar, les histoires peuvent faire la différence

La fistule obstétricale est une blessure catastrophique de l’accouchement. C'est un problème de santé publique et de droits humains négligés. Le docteur Fidèle Rakotoarivololona, qui travaille à Madagascar, raconte son histoire...

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.

In Somalia, restoring dignity

Obstetric fistula surgery restores dignity and returns women to their community. Dr Abdirisak Hassan Artan, from Somalia, shares a story of a patient who ' got her life back from the dead.'...

In Nigeria, surgery can end the isolation

Obstetric fistula is commonly regarded as a condition of the poor and the illiterate, but without skilled attendance at delivery, anyone can suffer. FIGO Fellow Dr Sadiya Nasir shares her story.

Early screening for pre-eclampsia to save lives

FIGO’s new Guidelines to combat pre-eclampsia are the first evidence-based global recommendations calling for first-trimester screening to improve identification of pregnant women at high risk...

In Kenya, one life-transforming surgery at a time

Only 1 in 50 women living with obstetric fistula will ever receive treatment. FIGO Fellow Dr John Omboga from Kenya shares his commitment to closing the treatment gap.

Unfinished business of women’s health and rights

FIGO attended the UK launch of UNFPA’s 2019 State of World Population (SWOP) report , highlighting 'unfinished business' ahead if we are to reach ambitious global targets in women's health and rights...