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FIGO recruiting to three new positions!

FIGO is currently recruiting to three roles: Director of Finance and Information Technology ; Director of Communications, Advocacy and Publications; and Membership Services Manager . Please access this link for full details.

April 2018 - Upcoming FIGO Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa!

FIGO is holding a Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa from 11-13 April 2018. Please click here for full details.

Latest issue of PPIUD Initiative Newsletter now online!

The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is now available online !

Liberian fistula awareness campaign launched

A new fistula awareness campaign has been launched in the county of Bomi, Liberia, with support from the nation's Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund.

Indian mothers benefitting from public-private health programme

Private hospitals and doctors offering free obstetric care to poor women have been introduced in an attempt to lower maternal mortality rates in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Breastfeeding 'saves lives in emergencies'

Breastfeeding plays an important role in saving lives during emergencies, according to Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

New radiotherapy approach 'discovered'

A new approach to cancer treatment could increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy, research has suggested.

Asian governments pledge to tackle women's health issues

Reducing maternal deaths should be a higher priority for South Asian governments, the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFFPD) has agreed.

Prenatal influences 'can affect childhood sleep'

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and small body size at birth may serve as indicators of poorer sleep in eight-year-old children born at term, it has been reported.

Ovarian cancer flaw 'identified'

Researchers claim to have identified a genetic flaw which leads to higher risks of suffering from ovarian cancer.

Zambia maternal risks 'must be reduced'

The risk of a mother dying during childbirth in Zambia is almost 100 times higher than in the industrialised world, it has been claimed.

Fistula surgery to open in Tamale, Ghana

A new medical centre offering reparative surgery for fistula patients is to open in Tamale, Ghana, it has been announced.

Feotal malaria exposure 'can increase susceptibility in childhood'

Babies who are exposed to malaria before birth may develop a tolerant phenotype that increases their susceptibility to the disease and anemia in childhood, a new study has indicated.