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Climate, environment and health - the link

In many of the world’s most vulnerable communities’ climate extremes, such as the recent Cyclone Idai, are widening health inequities...

ICPD at 25: SRHR takes centre stage

FIGO welcomes the UNCPD declaration reaffirming support for the Programme of Action.

Every woman’s right: a safe delivery

Although great strides have been taken to decrease the maternal mortality ratio, too many women across the globe are still dying as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

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

WHA for FGM resolution

Female Genital Mutilation The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) during its May 2008 meeting in Geneva. FIGO has itself adopted a strong stance on the elimination of FGM and the first FIGO resolution on the topic was adopted in 1994 in...

POPPHI/FIGO trip Report

Report on the POPPHI / FIGO trip to Mali and Benin, May 9 to 13, 2008

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...