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Global health projects & partnerships

The Centre for Women’s Global Health is committed to supporting women’s health in low-resource environments, through training health care providers in quality care which is acceptable to women and advocacy to raise awareness of women’s health issues.


Current projects

Emergency obstetric skills

Since March 2015, the RCOG has been working with its partner, Kitovu Health Care Complex to support improvements to the delivery of emergency obstetric care across the Masaka region of southern Uganda.

Find out about the Excellence in: Obstetric Skills project

Supporting an end to Obstetric Fistula

The RCOG is an official Global Partner of the UNFPA Campaign to End Fistula.

What is Obstetric Fistula?

RCOG advocacy and support for International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Leading Safe Choices

We have secured funding to implement a three-year programme in collaboration with healthcare professionals in South Africa and Tanzania to promote best practices in postpartum contraception, comprehensive abortion care and post abortion care.  

Find out more about the Leading Safe Choices programme


Our partners

The RCOG works closely with a range of organisations to help provide maternal healthcare worldwide.


The RCOG is a member of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), including the development of the Fistula Training Initiative. For more information about their work, please visit FIGO's website.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)

The RCOG and LSTM have developed the training package, the Life Saving Skills Course. 

Find out more about the Life Saving Skills course

STAE (Surgical Training in the Austere Environment)

The STAE course is a collaboration between the RCOG and the Royal College of Surgeons. It is designed for surgeons who are part of the UK Trauma Register and who are deployed to humanitarian disasters and war zones.

The interactive five-day course teaches essential surgical decision-making strategies and techniques for surgeons working in austere conditions. There are four days of surgical training and one day of emergency obstetrics. Delegates use mannequins and workshops to practise procedures commonly required in a humanitarian crisis, conflict zone or catastrophe aftermath. Expert faculty share hands-on experience gained through their work in austere environment.

The course has received excellent feedback from organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and British Red Cross.

Find out more about the STAE course and register your interest

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)

The RCOG/VSO Fellowship offers UK trainees 1-year placements working to improve obstetric care in developing countries.

Find out more about the RCOG/VSO Fellowship


Other non-RCOG global health projects

There are many other projects taking place around the world to improve women’s health care. 

Find out more about non-RCOG projects



Elsewhere on the site

Global health community
Find out about the work of our Fellows, Members and Trainees across the world, and how you can get involved
Support our work
Find out how you can help support the RCOG’s work to tackle maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide