Statement to WHO 150th Executive Board: FIGO on NCDs

Members of FIGO’s Board of Trustees and Executive Team attended WHO’s virtual 150th Executive Board in early 2022 to feed into discussions and provide the global voice for women’s health. FIGO submitted the following verbal statement on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

FIGO’s statement

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics welcomes the implementation roadmap for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

NCDs have been the leading cause of death among women for more than 30 years. As the global voice for women’s health, FIGO highlights the need for an approach to prevention and control that emphasises health and care across the lifespan.

The health of women and girls must be optimised globally by empowering women and their health care professionals to identify risk and co-create lifelong prevention strategies.

FIGO will support WHO and Member States with the development and implementation of clinical guidance that takes a life course approach to women’s health. Together, we can promote wellness throughout a woman’s life, and ensure good health is passed on to next generations.

Read more about FIGO at the Executive Board and other statements made.