Committee on Well Woman Health and Care

The purpose of the Committee on Well Woman Health and Care is to prevent illness and promote wellness for girls and women across the globe. The committee's work and its impact resonates with FIGO's goal to amplify and strengthen the organisation's role as the global voice of women’s health.

Committee Objectives

  • Promote health and wellness modelled on the global FIGO Well Woman Health Care programme, focusing primarily on innovation implementation to turn ideas into action.
  • Connect and collaborate with the other FIGO committees on a “women’s health is nations’ wealth” campaign. The campaign would aim to raise awareness of adolescent girls and women’s health issues through various initiatives and activities, and engage with health care professionals, policy makers and civil society on the importance of women’s health.
  • Enhance health care systems, particularly government-led programmes, through capacity building and training, leveraging digital technology with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  • Focus efforts on the committee’s “4M mission” to address key health care issues in women’s lifecourse: menstruation, maternal care, mental health and menopause.
  • Document and measure the impact of the committee’s initiatives.

The Committee on Well Woman Health and Care aims to leverage technology and digital systems to build the capacity of frontline health care providers. Working with national stakeholders through public-private partnerships, the committee will focus on improving public health programmes to achieve universal health coverage. Through this, FIGO will contribute to the transformation of the future of women’s health care, preventing illness and promoting wellness worldwide.

– Dr Hema Divikar, Committee Chair

Committee Members

Chair

Dr Hema Divikar, India

Members

Professor Chiara Benedetto, Italy – Vice-Chair

Dr Griselda Quijada, Guatemala

Dr Chin-Long Chang, Taiwan

Dr Tesfaye Hurissa, Ethiopia

Dr Paola Iturralda, Mexico

Dr Gelila Goba, USA

Dr Méabh Ní Bhuinneáin, Ireland

Professor Gulshan Ara, Bangladesh

Professor Dr Christine Solbach, Germany

Dr Suvarna Khadilkar, India

Associate Members

Dr Diana Ramos, USA

Professor Michael Abou-Dakn, Germany

Professor Dr Anton J. Scharl, Germany

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