FIGO and CEPPs joining hands in 2017 – FIGO December Newsletter

FIGO and CEPPs joining hands in 2017 – FIGO December Newsletter

FIGO has recently signed new Memorandums of Understanding with Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) and the Chilean Ministry of Health.

“A new vision and momentum for 2018”… Extract of the Chief Executive Overview, Johann Vos:

“Women’s and infants’ health and wellbeing is a huge issue. Every day on my way to work, I think of the many women who are affected by abuse, inequality, rights issues, lack of services or support, and what FIGO can do to make a difference, particularly in the light of the ongoing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The solutions are not always easy.

The reality is that women suffer the most in areas of conflict, unrest and poverty, and this is the reason why FIGO offers many key programmes in these countries. For example, our Fistula programme in low-resource countries in Africa and Asia has helped over 5,000 women have life-changing surgery, restoring their dignity and reintegration into family life. And our FIGO Post-Partum IUD project in six countries has provided 34,885 women with a contraception option that might not otherwise be available…

FIGO will strengthen its leadership as the global voice for women’s health. As a global body, we are in official relations with WHO, and have consultative status with the United Nations. This special relationship provides us with enhanced opportunities to have input into global policy. FIGO will be investing in strengthening its communication and advocacy functions in 2018 in order to be more outspoken, visible and engaged. Our new branding will slowly be rolled out during 2018 to symbolise our new direction.

Many of the new changes and initiatives will become more visible during 2018, particularly during the FIGO World Congress in Rio (14–19 October 2018; and the FIGO Regional Congress of Middle East & Africa in Dubai (11–13 April 2018; You are all warmly invited to join and participate in our Congresses, as they bring you exceptional scientific and social programmes.

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