The FIGO Textbook of Pregnancy Hypertension Officially Launched at the 2016 RCOG World Congress

Photo: Peter von Dadelszen at the launch of the FIGO Pregnancy Hypertension textbook at the RCOG World Congress in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine (GLOWM) has published and released The FIGO Textbook of Pregnancy Hypertension. The aim of the textbook is to offer globally-relevant and robust evidence-based guidance for monitoring, prevention and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

This open-access publication is aimed to be used by health practitioners and allied health professionals, and includes special recommendations and sample policy statements for low-resource settings. The textbook has been a joint effort of reviewers from fifteen countries and has been led by Laura Magee, with co-ordination support from Sumedha Sharma and Dane De Silva. Along with Laura Magee, William Stones (FIGO Safe Newborn Motherhood Committee), Matthews Mathai (World Health Organization) and Peter von Dadelszen (Principal Investigator, PRE-EMPT) have served as co-editors of the textbook.

The textbook was officially launched today at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) World Congress in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Peter von Dadelszen addressed the delegates at the RCOG Congress to introduce the textbook and acknowledge the support of those behind this endeavour, especially the FIGO leadership — in particular Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, and C.N. Purandare.

The book was made possible with generous support from the Sabrina’s Foundation, and David and Paula Bloomer from GLOWM. PRE-EMPT would like to congratulate and thank all of the contributors and reviewers for their efforts towards this publication. We invite feedback for the book, and for it to be widely disseminated. Thank you for your ongoing support.

The online book can be downloaded for free on the GLOWM website here

The book is available for purchase on the GLOWM website

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