FIGO-LOGIC (Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact & Change) Initiative in Maternal and Newborn Health
The SOGC is contributing its expertise to an initiative led by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The FIGO-LOGIC (Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact & Change) Initiative in Maternal and Newborn Health aims to improve the lives and health of women and newborns in eight countries in Africa and Asia and will roll out over a period of 5 years, ending in 2013.
The project hopes to enable partner ob/gyn associations to play a catalytic role in making positive changes in policy and practice and improve maternal and newborn health services for underserved populations in their respective countries.
The SOGC was approached for its specific expertise and experience in organizational capacity building of professional associations. Using the framework developed as part of the Partnership Program, the SOGC is leading activities in the 8 countries to support the organizational capacity efforts of partner associations by facilitating organizational assessments and the implementation of improvement plans. Additional support was also provided to 4 countries with regards to defining their mission visions, culture values and strategic directions.
The project has begun with an initial phase in the proposed eight partner countries, which include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, India and Nepal and it is hoped that the project will further extend to another seven countries in a second phase of South-to-South collaboration.
Capacity building workshop in Nepal, 2010