With over 2,000 registered delegates and a line-up of world class speakers, this is an exciting event on a subject that – woman, man, mother or child – matters to all of us: women’s health worldwide.
With the majority of surgeries carried out in low-resource settings being obstetric, we know that safe surgery is fundamental to women’s health.
But we also know that lack of access to appropriate resources and training can make these emergency operations highly unsafe. That’s why we launched Born Safe Global last year – a powerful social media campaign to highlight the impact of unsafe surgery on mothers and babies around the world.
Access to safe obstetric surgery and anaesthesia could save over 100,000 mothers and one million babies a year – it’s an extraordinary and urgent challenge, and supporting OR teams with essential monitoring equipment and training is key.
We’re looking forward to talking maternal health and the bridge between this complex field and the urgency of making surgery and anaesthesia safer worldwide.
Watch this video to learn more about our work in supporting safe obstetric care and follow the #RCOG2016 on Twitter for more updates.