Saving Mothers presents at the FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Today, Dr. Taraneh Shirazian presented Saving Mothers’ programs at the 19th FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics. This week, over 6,000 obstetrician gynecologists from around the world gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in scientific lectures, presentations and workshops that covered an array of women’s health issues.

Dr. Shirazian’s speech stressed the importance of building sustainable and comprehensive global women’s health programs in resource-poor regions. The presentation also emphasized training medical students and residents along with the local health care providers and used Saving Mothers’ POWHER (Providing Outreach in Women’s Health and Educational Resources) program as a model example.


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