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Professional associations affirm commitment to improving quality of maternal and newborn health care

Health care professional associations (including FIGO), at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, have endorsed four joint statements calling all their member associations to assume a critical leadership role in advocating and implementing...

FIGO reaffirms support for 2017’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2017)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM/C and promotes its eradication. Please click here to view the statement. View FIGO’s film on FGM...

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Hospitals to offer quicker cancer treatments

Three European hospitals are hoping to offer quicker treatment for gynaecological cancers after investing in a new treatment solution. Uppsala University Hospital and Lund University Hospital

Funding given to cancer projects in Wales

Cancer Research Wales is set to distribute money to projects across the country which research gynaecological cancers. The organisation will hand out a total of £1 million, which was rai...

Bangladesh calls on WHO to aid maternal health

The health and family welfare minister for Bangladesh is calling for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help cut maternal deaths. Ruhal Haque is hoping the WHO will help to set up a numbe

Turkey combating maternal and newborn health

Turkey has been praised for combating newborn health issues and reducing under-five and maternal mortality. Reza Hossaini, Unicef representative, congratulated the government and people of Tu

Pregnant women and newborns in danger due to Gaza conflict

Pregnant women and unborn babies have been forgotten about during the conflict in Gaza, according to the United National Population Fund (UNFPA). The organisation claims the violence and disp

UNFPA to aid maternal health in Costa Rica

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to provide assistance for pregnant women in Costa Rica following the recent earthquake. A major quake hit the country earlier in January,

Online forums 'could aid maternal health'

Internet forums could help new mothers, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria in Canada studied online communications b

US centre offers fertility option for cervical cancer patients

A fertility preservation option is being offered in a US clinic for cervical cancer patients. The Cancer Centre at the Northeast Georgia Medical Centre is set to offer radical trachelectomy t

Unicef highlights childbirth risk in developing countries

A new Unicef report has found that a child born in a developing country is 14 times more likely to die within the first month of its life than one in a developed nation. Maternal health figur

Drinking during pregnancy 'can lead to premature birth'

Women who binge drink during the early stages of pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, according to new research. Research by the University of Western Australia fou