ECHO Trial Results

Results from the ECHO trial have found no link between injectable contraceptives and risk of HIV infection, but the need for quality contraceptive care remains vital.

Inspiring Africa's Youth

Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO member and President, AFOG, reminds us of the importance of empowering African children to be involved in the decision-making process about their health and well-being.

A Global Health Tsunami: NCDs

FIGO was delighted to share our expertise on the health and rights of girls and women in the 21st century at the recent Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.

Hereditary cancer risk 'should be evaluated'

A patient's risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome should be evaluated routinely, it has been suggested.

'Government help needed' to tackle fistula

A Malawian former fistula sufferer has called on governments in Africa to help tackle the condition by seeking to reduce poverty levels.

World Health Day 2009 ' Save Lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies'

World Health Day: April 7, 2009 ‘Save Lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies’ Each year the World Health Organizations celebrates World Health Day on April 7th.This day marks the birth of the WHO and draws attention to important issues regarding global health. The focus for 2009 is...

Cervical screening guidelines 'beneficial'

Periodic reviews of cervical screening guidelines remain important, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Visual inspection 'unsuitable for jaundice diagnosis'

Visual inspection is an unreliable method of predicting newborn babies' risk of developing jaundice, according to a new study.

Breastfeeding 'key during first six months'

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby in the first six months of life, according to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

US University to research reproductive health

The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) has awarded the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, New York, a $7.5 million (£5.1 million) grant to establis...

'Research breakthrough' on newborn blood infections

Medical researchers at the University of Utah, US, believe they have discovered why blood infections can often pose such high risks for newborn babies.

'Fat gene' associated with PCOS

Women's fertility could be damaged by a 'fat gene', according to new research.

Bangkok Hospital launches affordable IVF programme

Bangkok Hospital has implemented a new cut-price fertility programme which aims to save people money.