Dear colleagues,

 

We are delighted to inform you that FIGO is hosting our upcoming Spanish-language global webinar with FLASOG on Tuesday 2nd December at 3pm (GMT):

 

Please note that this webinar will be available in Spanish only. You can find an English translation of the webinar below.

 

(SP) Costo efectividad de los anticonceptivos post-evento obstétrico durante la pandemia de COVID-19

 

La planificación pos parto es considerada una intervención clave para la reducción de la mortalidad materna, especialmente cuando se ofrece a poblaciones de gestantes de alto riesgo o que sobreviven a un evento de morbilidad materna extrema. En el marco de la pandemia del COVID 19, la oferta de servicios de salud en la región de las Américas se ha visto afectada y específicamente aquellos relacionados con la anticoncepción, por lo que se hace necesaria una nueva estrategia. Este seminario promoverá una iniciativa liderada por FIGO y que se ha venido implementando en América Latina con el apoyo de la OPS/OMS, orientada a la promoción de la aplicación del DIU pos parto como una estrategia costo/efectiva, que lamentablemente no tiene la cobertura esperada por la resistencia de algunos trabajadores de la salud, basadas más en mitos que en realidades. Esperamos que a partir de la información entregada se retome esta buena práctica, que en los momentos actuales cobra gran importancia.

 

(EN) Cost-effectiveness of post-obstetric event contraceptives during COVID-19

 

Postpartum family planning is considered a key intervention for the reduction of maternal mortality, especially when offered to populations of high-risk pregnant women or those who survive an event of extreme maternal morbidity. In the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply of health services in the region of the Americas has been affected, specifically those related to contraception, which is why a new strategy is necessary. This Spanish webinar will promote an initiative led by FIGO that is being implemented in Latin America with the support of PAHO/WHO, aimed at promoting the application of the postpartum IUD as a cost-effective strategy, which unfortunately does not have coverage expected by the resistance of some health workers, based more on myth than reality. It is hoped that this webinar will provide information to enable good practice to resume at this critical moment in time.

 

The speakers will include:

·       Dr Carlos Fuchtner (Bolivia, FIGO President)

·       Dra Desire Mostajo (Bolivia, Coordinator of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Committee of FLASOG)

·       Chair: Dr Jorge Méndez Trujeque (Mexico, FLASOG)

·       Dr Miguel Gutiérrez (Perú)  - (SP) Necesidad de una nueva estrategia de anticoncepción en el marco de la pandemia en las Américas / (EN)Need for a new contraception strategy in the context of the pandemic in the Americas

·       Dr Raffaela Schiavon (Mexico) - (SP) Costo-efectividad de la anticoncepción pos parto / (EN)Cost-effectiveness of postpartum contracepctión 

·       Dr Pio Ivan Gomez (Colombia) - (SP) DIU mitos y realidades / (EN) IUD myths and facts

Con discutidores / with discussants:

·       Dr Aníbal Faundes (Brasil)

·       Dr Edgar Kestler (Guatemala)

·       Dr Jorge Vargas (República Dominicana)

·       Dra Laura Gil (Colombia)

The webinar will also feature an introduction from FIGO Vice President Dr Faysal El Kak.

Register now to join us for the live webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tOE8DpKyQo66ytB_-sh-8Q

 

Registration is required to join this webinar. If you are unable to attend, the webinar will also be available on demand on FIGO?s website shortly after the live event.

 

We would be very grateful if you could promote the webinar amongst your members.

 

We are also excited to inform you of our upcoming FIGO Africa Regional Kigali Congress (Virtual Event with a Hub in Kigali), taking place from 13-15 December 2020. To find out more and to register now, visit our website: www.figokigali2020.org