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.

Bangladesh calls on WHO to aid maternal health

The health and family welfare minister for Bangladesh is calling for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help cut maternal deaths. Ruhal Haque is hoping the WHO will help to set up a numbe

Unicef highlights childbirth risk in developing countries

A new Unicef report has found that a child born in a developing country is 14 times more likely to die within the first month of its life than one in a developed nation. Maternal health figur

Drinking during pregnancy 'can lead to premature birth'

Women who binge drink during the early stages of pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, according to new research. Research by the University of Western Australia fou

Turkey combating maternal and newborn health

Turkey has been praised for combating newborn health issues and reducing under-five and maternal mortality. Reza Hossaini, Unicef representative, congratulated the government and people of Tu

Pregnant women and newborns in danger due to Gaza conflict

Pregnant women and unborn babies have been forgotten about during the conflict in Gaza, according to the United National Population Fund (UNFPA). The organisation claims the violence and disp

UNFPA to aid maternal health in Costa Rica

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to provide assistance for pregnant women in Costa Rica following the recent earthquake. A major quake hit the country earlier in January,

Online forums 'could aid maternal health'

Internet forums could help new mothers, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria in Canada studied online communications b

Countdown to 2015

FIGO is an active participant in the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Recently the PMNCH organised a conference Countdown to 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa between 17- 19 April 2008. FIGO was well represented in this conference by the Chief Executive, Chair and Co-chair...