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
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
Dr Morkor Newman, Switzerland
Dr David Aronoff, USA
Dr Suzzane Serruya, Uruguay