21 November 2016

International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

2014-Every Newborn Action Plan 

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) commits global obstetric and gynecological expertise in support of integrated, evidence-based, maternal health practices and life-saving interventions. FIGO realizes this commitment through its 125 national member associations and its network of volunteers with expertise in a wide range of sexual and reproductive health issues. As a result of its strategic advocacy, capacity building, education, and training activities, FIGO seeks to reduce the disparities in health care available to women and newborns and to advance the science and practice of obstetrics and gynecology. A conservative estimate of time devoted by key persons in support of improved maternal health interventions from the 125 member associations is an annual total of USD $500 million.

Additionally, in line with its dedication to promoting comprehensive reproductive health services along the continuum of care, specific grants totaling approximately USD $12.6 million have been secured for a range of activities. These include managing postpartum hemorrhage in low resource settings, increasing access to fistula care, providing long acting postpartum contraceptive services, and preventing unsafe abortions.