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FIGO at 65: our achievements

Former FIGO president Professor Gamal Serour reflects on FIGO's formative influence across critical women's health issues...

FIGO at 65: the Power of Partnership

Partnership, fellowship and dialogue have always been at the heart of FIGO's work to improve the health and wellbeing of every woman, and our commitment to SDG17: Partnerships For The Goals...

FIGO at 65: Looking Ahead

As FIGO celebrates an important milestone, we look ahead to the future of our work, dedicated to improving women's health and rightson a global scale...

Uganda issues breastfeeding guidelines

New guidelines for breastfeeding have been released by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, it has been reported.

New treatment hope for recurrent ovarian cancer patients

Researchers believe they have found a more effective way of combating recurrent and metastatic endometrial and ovarian cancers.

FIGO at miniPIERS meeting at Bellagio

The miniPIERS (Pre Eclampsia Integrated Estimate of Risk for mothers) implementation study meeting took place at the Bellagio Centre in Italy, 2-4 March 2009. This meeting gathered scholars from both high and low income countries to discuss pre-eclampsia which is one of the leading causes of...

EU 'could help fund fistula treatment in Ethiopia'

The European Union commissioner for health has expressed an interest in helping the medical authorities in Ethiopia combat fistula.

Home births 'have benefits in developed world'

Allowing low-risk women to go ahead with home births would have "enormous benefits", the UK-based Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (Aims) has claimed...

Mothers 'need breastfeeding support'

Post-natal preparation is crucial to help mothers understand why breastfeeding is beneficial for their baby's health, it has been suggested.

Maternal attitudes 'an influence on cervical cancer screening'

A young woman's decision over whether to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against cervical cancer may depend on the beliefs of her mother, it has been reported.

Beijing babies 'to receive health screening'

Newborn babies in Beijing, China, are to be given congenital disease screening from June this year, it has been reported.

Extent of fibrosis 'influences success of fistula treatment'

The fistulae suffered by women in Sierra Leone and other sub-Saharan countries can be much more complex than those seen by doctors in the western world, it has been suggested.

India film festival highlights rural birth risks

A film festival has been orgnaised in Bangalore, India, to highlight the disparity in healthcare provision between urban and rural areas.