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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...

Pregnancy exercise 'improves health of baby'

Regular exercise during pregnancy improves maternal and newborn health, according to new research.

Medical advice 'can save lives' in Pakistan

Timely and reliable medical advice can help prevent many of the pregnancy-related complications which cost the lives of expectant mothers in Pakistan, it has been claimed.

Delivery kits 'to help Nigerian mothers'

Widespread provision of birth delivery kits will help to improve the health of women and children in Nigeria, it has been claimed.

Female mammals 'may be able to develop new eggs'

A new study has suggested that female mammals carry cells in their ovaries which can generate new eggs to produce offspring.

Poverty 'contributing to fistula risk'

Inadequate nutrition, stunted growth and traditions of early marriage and pregnancy all increase the likelihood of women in the developing world experiencing an obstructed labour and developing fistul

Filipino government 'must improve reproductive health'

The Filipino government must recognise the lack of a strong population, development and reproductive health program in the Asian nation, it has been claimed.

Funding boost for Africa and Asia maternal health

A £2.8 million grant has been awarded to help raise maternal and newborn health standards in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bangladesh, India and Sierra Leone.

Ethiopia hopes education will reduce maternal deaths

A three-year degree programme has been launched in Ethiopia geared at reducing the nation's high maternal mortality rate.

DNA test 'may replace pap smear'

Gynaecologists hope that a new DNA test for human papillomavirus (HPV) - a virus which causes cervical cancer – may eventually replace the pap smear and other tests to become a global standard.

Fistulae 'limit social participation'

Fistulae cause "enormous shame and embarrassment" and affect sufferers deeply, it has been claimed...