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Global Health Board

Meeting dates (13:30 start)


  • 10 March 
  • 30 June
  • 29 September
  • 1 December


  • 9 February
  • 18 May
  • 14 September
  • 23 November


Reporting mechanism

The Global Health Board reports to Council.

The following committees report to the Global Health Board:


  • To coordinate and promote an RCOG strategy on the improvement of reproductive health care worldwide to reduce maternal mortality.
  • To establish and monitor progress of the RCOG International Foundation.
  • To consider income generation initiatives to ensure there are sufficient funds available to sustain the agenda of work.
  • To work in partnership with other UK and international agencies to strengthen links and to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach and to encourage dialogue.
  • To coordinate the development of educational tools for under-resourced countries, e.g. special skills modules, distance learning programmes, international diplomas and web streaming.
  • To coordinate the development of clinical standards for under-resourced countries.
  • To develop a framework for improvements in reproductive health in developing countries.
  • To lobby governments including Commonwealth health ministers to influence and educate on the problems and solutions to maternal mortality.
  • To assist in the exchange of skilled personnel and training programmes.
  • To collaborate with RCOG International Representative Committees and to encourage dialogue at a national level in all relevant countries.


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Sophie Cooper
Tel: +44 20 7772 6311


  • Mr Hani Fawzi FRCOG – Vice President, Global Health


  • Louise Silverton - Royal College of Midwives representative
  • Dr Paula Baraitser - Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health representative
  • Mary McCauley MRCOG - Trainees’ representative
  • Dr Suzy Elneil FRCOG - Chair, Global Project Management Committee
  • Miss Felicity Ashworth FRCOG - Chair, Global Placement Committee
  • Tim Draycott FRCOG - International Council Representative for Australia, America and Pacific Rim
  • Fionnuala McAuliffe FRCOG - International Council Representative for Europe and Central Asia
  • Hassan Shehata FRCOG - International Council Representative for Middle East and N Africa
  • Ranee Thakar FRCOG - International Council Representative for South Asia
  • Rhona Hughes FRCOG - International Council Representative for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Alison Wright FRCOG - Vice President for UK & Global Membership
  • Linda Burke - Executive Director, Education & Quality
  • Ann Tate - Director of Global Development, RCOG
  • Binta Patel - Global Health Manager, RCOG
  • Gemma Hayes - Head of Operations, Leading Safe Choices
  • RCOG Honorary Officers (ex officio)

Elsewhere on the site

2017 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and dinners in 2017
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure