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Informed choices: PPFP in Nepal

Rita Shrestha, Nepal, tells us why she chose postpartum IUD as her preferred family planning method following the birth of her first baby.

Empowered decisions: PPFP in Nepal

Rati Kala Rajbanshi, Nepal, shares her experience of postpartum IUD and why she believes women need to be empowered to make their own choices about family planning.
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Health equity in the refugee crisis

FIGO Vice President Dr Faysal El Kak addresses the challenges of health equity faced by woman and girls in the refugee 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...

Statement on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on Primary Health Care towards Universal Health Coverage at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva...

Statement on Draft Strategy on health, environment and climate change

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's Draft Global Strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainable through healthy environments...