Committee on Infections During Pregnancy

The Committee on Infections During Pregnancy works on defining and disseminating the best practices for the prevention and treatment of infections during pregnancy to reduce morbidity and mortality among pregnant women and their babies. 

Committee members are experts with complementary specialisations, who help to bring an ample perspective on the issue. The committee aims to work collaboratively with other FIGO Committees and external organisations aiming to improve health care and quality of life for pregnant women.

Infections are an important determinant of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. For this very reason, since the late 1980s, I have been working on research and implementation of best practices at the local and national levels. Under this position at FIGO, there will be a special opportunity to expand our understanding of the burden of different infections around the globe, and collaborate to bring together actions and programmes to help improve women’s and children's health, working with a highly experienced group of committed professionals.

- Dr Eliana Amaral, Committee Chair

Committee Members


Dr Eliana Amaral, Brazil


Dr Edgar Ivan Ortiz Lizcano, Colombia – Ex Officio

Dr Deborah Money, Canada

Dr Kevin Ault, USA

Dr Denise Jamieson, USA

Dr Natalia Kan, Russia

Dr Luisa Martins, Portugal

Dr Edward Buga, South Africa

Prof Dharmintra Pasupathy, Australia

Dr Mandakini Megh, India

Dr Augusto Cam, Peru – WATOG

Associate Members

Dr Morkor Newman, Switzerland 

Dr David Aronoff, USA

Dr Suzzane Serruya, Uruguay

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