XVIIIth conference of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), 4-10 November 2006
The XVIII conference of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) - turned much focus and attention on the issue of Maternal mortality and the need for professional partnerships to work together to save maternal, newborn & child lives.
World Report on Women
The World Report on Women s Health 2006: Women’s Right to Health and the Millennium Development Goals: Promoting Partnerships to Improve Access was released by the International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Unsafe abortion, fistula, violence against women, and the tragic increase in HIV in young women are a few of the 22 areas of concern detailed in the Report. In-coming FIGO president, Dr Dorothy stressed coordinated action in order to meet the global goal to reduce maternal mortality.
Partnership at FIGO
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) was prominent at the FIGO conference - including a special award recognizing the work of Ann Tinker, an active member of the PMNCH interim Steering Committee (iSC), for her lifelong work and in particular, heading the Saving Newborn Lives initiative.
Throughout the conference, Partnership members voiced the need for collaboration to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and presented at multiple FIGO sessions.
Dr Songane's presentations
Reaching the Millennium Development Goals for Maternal and newborn Survival and Health: Paediatricians and Obstetricians Working Together
Saving the lives of mothers and newborns: Working with Professional associations to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
ICM-FIGO Joint Statement
At the FIGO XVIII World Congress, the International Confederation of Midwives and the FIGO launched a new Joint Statement, as the next step in al campaign to combat post-partum haemorrhage (blood loss during childbirth), one of the most frequent causes of maternal death worldwide.
Press release of the International Confederation of Midwives, 8 November 2006
Prevention and treatment of post-partum haemorrhage: New advances for low resource settings - Joint statement International Conferation of Midwives/International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Prévention et traitement de l’hémorragie post-partum: Nouvelles approches visant les milieux aux ressources restreintes - Déclaration commune Confédération internationale des sages-femmes/Fédération internationale de gynécologie et d’obstétrique
Prevención y tratamiento de hemorragia post-parto: Nuevos avances para un entorno de bajos recursos - Declaración conjunta Confederación Internacional de Matronas /Federación Internacional de Ginecología y Obstetricia