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Shortfall in health workers and the SDGs

Ensuring there are more jobs in the global health workforce may not seem a significant step towards ending poverty - but it could actually prove game-changing.

Psychosexual health and cancer

A study on psychosexual health in FIGO’s Updated Cancer Report 2018 shows how vital it is to treat every aspect of gynecologic cancer, not just the physical disease itself...

Women and Children Need Better Data

Poor, inconsistent data could be seriously hindering progress towards better health and wellbeing worldwide - and the problem is particularly prevalent where women and children are concerned.

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

US centre offers fertility option for cervical cancer patients

A fertility preservation option is being offered in a US clinic for cervical cancer patients. The Cancer Centre at the Northeast Georgia Medical Centre is set to offer radical trachelectomy t

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...