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