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In Yemen, Ending Fistula under Armed Conflict

Dr Bilquis Al-Jailani shares her story as a surgeon working to help women with obstetric fistula in a humanitarian crisis

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.

FIGO Releases New Guidelines to Combat Pre-Eclampsia

FIGO has today published, “The FIGO Initiative on Pre-eclampsia: A Pragmatic Guide for First-Trimester Screening and Prevention,” the first evidence-based global recommendations for first trimester screening and prevention of pre-eclampsia...

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

Unicef highlights childbirth risk in developing countries

A new Unicef report has found that a child born in a developing country is 14 times more likely to die within the first month of its life than one in a developed nation. Maternal health figur

Drinking during pregnancy 'can lead to premature birth'

Women who binge drink during the early stages of pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, according to new research. Research by the University of Western Australia fou

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

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...