Committee on Well Woman Health Care
The purpose of the Committee on Well Woman Health 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.
- 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 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 Divakar, Committee Chair
Dr Hema Divakar, India
Professor Chiara Benedetto, Italy – Vice-Chair
Dr Jeanne Conry, USA – Ex Officio
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
Dr Christian Jackisch, Germany
Dr Nyawira Ngayu, Kenya – WATOG
Dr Diana Ramos, USA
Professor Michael Abou-Dakn, Germany
Professor Dr Anton J. Scharl, Germany
Professor Ahmed Fawzy Galal, Egypt