Maternal Health

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.

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...

Committee on Pregnancy and NCDs Statement: PONI

The FIGO Committee on Pregnancy and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) shares their Statement on the Pregnancy Obesity and Nutrition Initiative (PONI)

Winner of the 2019 FIGO Photo Competition

Announcing the winner of the 2019 FIGO Photo Competition, highlighting the importance of primary health care for maternal and child health.

Link between Maternal health and NCDs

FIGO release new recommendations on postpartum follow-up care for women with complications in pregnancy, who face a greater risk long-term of developing non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes.

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.

Classification of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders

“It is pivotal to improve the accuracy of PAS diagnosis. FIGO’s new classification for the clinical diagnosis of PAS disorders will improve understanding and reduce overtreatment and diagnosis-related anxiety for many patients. By tackling the confusion of diverse descriptions, and...

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...