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11 Oct, 2012, 12:30 BST Making a Difference in Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes

The Millennium Development Goal 5 "Improve maternal health" set by the United Nations has made some progress, albeit slow. In 2010, the UN...


10 Oct, 2012, 14:00 BST Committed to Reducing Maternal Mortality and Complications

"Many preventable deaths occur during pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world where maternal mortality ranges from 200 to 2,000 per 100,000...


09 Oct, 2012, 12:00 BST FIGO Logic Initiative: Working Towards Better Maternal and Newborn Health

"Despite recent progress, the targets set by the United Nations to reduce between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate and the maternal...


09 Oct, 2012, 10:00 BST Facilitating Universal Access to Reproductive Health

Helping infertile women become pregnant and fertile women avoid unintended pregnancies are two sides of the same coin: reproductive health. As...


08 Oct, 2012, 14:00 BST FIGO 2012 World Report: Improving Women's Health

"Although Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 encompasses reduction of maternal mortality and improvement of sexual and reproductive health, every...


08 Oct, 2012, 12:00 BST FIGO Joining Forces to Achieve the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals

"FIGO, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has a vision that women of the world achieve the highest possible standard of...


11 Jul, 2012, 12:00 BST XX FIGO World Congress: A Rewarding Scientific Exchange in Global Women's Health

"Rome, a major world centre for Renaissance, will witness renaissance in women's and newborns' health with this unique gathering of international...