Sexual and reproductive health

XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Young woman in a community meeting, India
World Bank / Simone D. McCourtie

Vancouver, Canada, 4 to 9 October 2015

Some 8000 participants are anticipated to attend and WHO and HRP staff will be participating actively with many contributions to the scientific programme. For a complete list of the sessions, please click on the programme link below.

A notable highlight of the Congress will be the opening President’s Session at which Dr Marleen Temmerman will be speaking about the unfinished agenda in global women’s health and the key actions to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5.

The new WHO Peripartum infections guideline will also be launched online at the beginning of the Congress and the recently published “WHO recommendations on interventions too improve preterm birth outcomes”, as well as other guidelines such as “Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception” and the “Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use wheel” will also be available.

HRP and WHO staff will also be at stand #630 in the exhibition hall to meet with other participants and provide additional information on sessions and an opportunity to highlight other WHO activities and publications. We look forward to meeting you there.