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FIGO supports World Prematurity Day 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to highlight World Prematurity Day 2017 (17 November 2017). Please click here to view the statement.

FIGO joins IDF in highlighting World Diabetes Day 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to highlight World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November 2017). Please click here to view the statement.

Wellbeing of Women’s Project Grants' round for 2018 is now open!

Wellbeing of Women’s Project Grants' round for 2018 is now open! The deadline is 16 February 2018 . WOW (with whom FIGO has a Memorandum of Understanding) is inviting applications to its Research Project Grants. These awards are open to all researchers leading their own work in women...

Fistula ignorance 'a silent tragedy'

A common lack of public awareness and knowledge about obstetric fistulae in the developing world has been described as "a silent tragedy"...

Fear 'affects women's cervical cancer screening decision'

A new report has indicated that fear plays a major role in whether women decide to go for cancer screening or not.

Cancer risk 'lower for UK women than men'

Women in the UK are much less likely to die of cancer than men, a new study has indicated.

Gestational diabetes risk to snoring pregnant mothers

New research has suggested that pregnant women who snore could be at a higher risk of suffering from gestational diabetes.

Premature births treatment 'ineffective' in multiple births

New research has suggested that women who are pregnant with more than one child may be immune to treatment designed to reduce the risk of premature births.

Every child should get rotavirus vaccination

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a recommendation that every child should be vaccinated against the rotavirus.

Canada renews commitment to newborn and maternal health

The Canadian government has voted to renew its commitment to reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality both at home and abroad.

HIV rates in South Africa levelling off

HIV rates in South Africa could be levelling off, according to new research.

PMD 'should be human rights violation'

Premature maternal deaths (PMD) should be seen as a human rights violation, it has been claimed.

Canada’s international leaders on maternal mortality congratulate Canadian Government

The Canadian Parliament has unanimously passed an all-party resolution renewing Canada’s commitment to reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality both at home and abroad. Support was expressed for Canadian leadership within government and civil society to work within the G-8 and as...