EBCOG and setting standards of care in Europe
Tahir Mahmood1 ,2, Jacky Nizard1 ,3
1European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Brussels, Belgium, 2Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK, 3APHP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
There is considerable diversity within EU and EEA countries how women's health services are delivered. While there are significant economic variants within these countries, outcomes data suggests that within some countries, women are even denied access to basic human rights which have been recognised in the UN Charter.
There are huge variations in the outcomes in both obstetrics and gynaecology, from maternal morbidity and mortality rates down to access to women's right and access to methods for family spacing.
EBCOG being a representative body of 37 countries in Europe have developed two documents to define uniform standards of care in all areas of women's health services to provide support to health care planners. These documents were launched at the EU Parliament in 2014. They have also been translated in Russian language with the help of UNFPA - Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region. They are accessible at our website (www.ebcog.eu)
This presentation will describe our novel approach to address these issues around health services delivery were developed and will call for an action by all stake holders.