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Climate, environment and health - the link

In many of the world’s most vulnerable communities’ climate extremes, such as the recent Cyclone Idai, are widening health inequities...

ICPD at 25: SRHR takes centre stage

FIGO welcomes the UNCPD declaration reaffirming support for the Programme of Action.

Every woman’s right: a safe delivery

Although great strides have been taken to decrease the maternal mortality ratio, too many women across the globe are still dying as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Contraception: the key to achieving SDGs by 2030

Long-term investments in the sexual and reproductive health of girls and women can allow them to make important life choices such as when they marry, when they begin sexual activity, and how many children they have and when.

Improving access to safe abortion

Unsafe abortion continues to be a major public health problem. An estimated 25 million abortions are performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women.

Sepsis and its impact on maternal mortality

Reducing maternal mortality is possible, but only by addressing all of its causes - and that includes maternal sepsis.

Be an advocate for better PPH management

FIGO urges our members to become advocates for maternal health to reduce death and disability from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and meet the SDG target.

The Alma-Ata Declaration at 40

2018 marks 40 years since the introduction of the Alma-Ata Declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nutrition and NCDs

Obesity and malnutrition both hold significant risks to people's health and even life expectancy...

From idea to clinical reality

This year marks 40 years since the first IVF baby was born. Eytan R. Barnea, speaker at FIGO's upcoming World Congress, explains why Preimplantation Factor (PIF) is pivotal for reproductive success...

A global emergency

The Syrian refugee crisis is an emergency that has not only a health burden, but many other social, educational, and family short and long term consequences.

Adolescent health and development

Teenage marriage and adolescent pregnancy can have an adverse effect on girls' health and development...

Empowering Africa's young women

Investments made today in youth will determine the development trajectory of Africa over the next 50 years.