Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 70% of all global mortality.

The global community is faced with the challenge of meeting UN SDG 3.4 – to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment by 2030.

Research demonstrates that maternal and child health are inextricably linked with the risk of NCDs in a woman and her child. Because risk factors can be passed across generations, their prevention and control must begin with helping women maintain a healthy lifestyle, before, during and after pregnancy.

FIGO’s Pregnancy and NCD Committee is dedicated to the task of reducing these risks.

We are resolved to address this challenge of intergenerational transmission of health risk and to convert it into an opportunity for improved health outcome for mothers and their newly born babies and stem the rising curve of NCDs, to improve future population health.