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Women’s access to quality health care at every age

FIGO's alignment with the Beijing Platform for Action, aiming to increase women's access to appropriate, affordable and quality health care throughout the life cycle...

Link between Maternal health and NCDs

FIGO release new recommendations on postpartum follow-up care for women with complications in pregnancy, who face a greater risk long-term of developing non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes.

Reducing Unsafe Abortion in Kenya: Where are We?

A court ruling has been made in support of reducing unsafe abortion in Kenya.

À Madagascar, les histoires peuvent faire la différence

La fistule obstétricale est une blessure catastrophique de l’accouchement. C'est un problème de santé publique et de droits humains négligés. Le docteur Fidèle Rakotoarivololona, qui travaille à Madagascar, raconte son histoire...

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.

In Somalia, restoring dignity

Obstetric fistula surgery restores dignity and returns women to their community. Dr Abdirisak Hassan Artan, from Somalia, shares a story of a patient who ' got her life back from the dead.'...

In Nigeria, surgery can end the isolation

Obstetric fistula is commonly regarded as a condition of the poor and the illiterate, but without skilled attendance at delivery, anyone can suffer. FIGO Fellow Dr Sadiya Nasir shares her story.

Early screening for pre-eclampsia to save lives

FIGO’s new Guidelines to combat pre-eclampsia are the first evidence-based global recommendations calling for first-trimester screening to improve identification of pregnant women at high risk...

In Kenya, one life-transforming surgery at a time

Only 1 in 50 women living with obstetric fistula will ever receive treatment. FIGO Fellow Dr John Omboga from Kenya shares his commitment to closing the treatment gap.

Unfinished business of women’s health and rights

FIGO attended the UK launch of UNFPA’s 2019 State of World Population (SWOP) report , highlighting 'unfinished business' ahead if we are to reach ambitious global targets in women's health and rights...

Statement on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on Primary Health Care towards Universal Health Coverage at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva...

Statement on Draft Strategy on health, environment and climate change

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's Draft Global Strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainable through healthy environments...

What is quality family planning counselling?

FIGO joins the family planning community at the World Health Organization to address why there is still no consensus on how best to deliver and monitor quality contraceptive counselling.