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FIGO 2015 - XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The world has witnessed the first wave innovation of medical revolution of public health measures of hand washing, clean water supply and better sanitation followed by the second wave innovations of medicines such as antibiotics, vaccines, blood transfusion and surgery.
The third wave brought new modalities of imaging like ultrasound, CT and MRI scans and latest technology such as prosthesis and robotic surgery. These innovations and higher expectation with the knowledge transfer by Internet has increased expectations and pushed health costs to greater heights. The fourth wave of innovation has to be on health policies to provide the best by preventive medicine and efficient and innovative ways of health delivery to reduce the burden of illness, promote good health and treat illness cost effectively. Some of these issues will will be covered in the pre-Congress courses being organised by the FIGO Committee for Capacity Building in Education & Training ably led by Professor Luis Cabero-Roura. International bodies such as WHO, The Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health, ICM, IPA, UNFPA, UNAIDS, JHPIEGO, UNICEF, IFFS, World Bank and many others including the members of the donor community will participate to make this a magnificent Congress.