< African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (AFOG)

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African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (AFOG)

(AFOG) is the African arm of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO) established during the FIGO Congress held in Rome in 2012 and registered in 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan.

AFOG is a professional non-profit health organization with focus on health of women and children. It specifically aims at promoting women’s health and in particular, maternal and newborn health; improve the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology on the African continent and promote member associations at the national level; and to also collaborate with other regional Federations or organisations for the promotion of women’s health globally.


AFOG transforming societies, communities and households in Africa through provision of the highest attainable standard of SRHR throughout the lifespan of care.


AFOG is a professional organization that brings together Obstetrical and Gynecological Societies and collaborative partners to Africa.

AFOG’s overall goals are to:

  • improve the sexual reproductive health and  rights of women, neonates, children, adolescents and men  in Africa
  • raise the status of womens health and enable their active participation to achieve their reproductive and sexual rights with access to efficient education and services throughout their life cycle;
  •  upgrade the practice of obstetrics and gynecology through education, training and research to maintain a high standard of professionalism and ethical adherence
  • strengthen collaborative partnerships  and networks that promote SRHR activities in the African Continent

Strategic Commitments

1.     Encouraging all efforts for raising the status of women and for advancing their role in all issues related to women’s health and well being

2.     Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights and services through education, research and advocacy, as well as through the provision of access, quality, safe , sustainable and accountable  comprehensive reproductive health services

3.     Emphasizing the importance of achieving the Sustainable development goals by 2030 – AFOG  is committed to be transformative in  its efforts and in activities of  SRHR  to optimize economic, social and environmental gains as a continuum from the Millennium development goals 

4.     Continually upgrading the practice of gynecology and obstetrics through capacity building, research, advocacy maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, scientific and ethical standards

5.     Improving communication with and between Member Societies in Africa  through strengthening leadership, management, good practice and the promotion of policy dialogues

6.     Strengthening capacities to enable societies to play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of sustainable programmes aimed at the improvement of care available to women,  newborns, children and men particularly for marginalized underserved populations and at primary health care facilities

African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (AFOG)