Maternal Health

Staffing requirements for delivery care

New FIGO Statement sets first international standards for clinical staffing of delivery care in maternity units.

FIGO at 65: reducing maternal mortality

Now FIGO is 65. Let us hope that in the coming years FIGO and all 132 member societies will be able to contribute to a world where quality reproductive health care is available to all women are worldwide.

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...

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...

Statement on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on further progress towards the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the 72nd World Health Assembly...

Statement on Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030)

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030) at the 72nd World Health Assembly...

Partnering with Midwives in Bangladesh

Increasing access to family planning is a critical strategy for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity - and an area where collaboration between women’s health professionals is key...

Zero Malaria Must Start With Pregnancy

Malaria remains one of the most preventable causes of adverse birth outcomes, and it is vital that global decision-makers understand the particular burden this disease places on pregnant women.

Pregnancy and vaccination

In numerous outbreaks and epidemics, pregnant women have been denied opportunities to receive vaccines that would have protected them and their offspring from the dangers of communicable diseases.

Every woman’s right: a safe delivery

Although great strides have been taken to decrease the maternal mortality ratio, too many women across the globe are still dying as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.