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Centre for Women's Global Health

The RCOG aims to improve women and girls’ lives through the delivery of respectful, high-quality and accessible health care to women all over the world.

Our approach

We promote best practice in women's health care with training and partnerships, working with our Fellows and Members to address the greatest barriers in access to quality care for women everywhere.

Our work

The Centre for Women’s Global Health is committed to improving healthcare services for all women and girls. We want to see essential services become accessible, acceptable and in-line with best practice guidance. Our work spans the following areas:

Leading Safe Choices

All women should have the right to safe contraception. By offering a range of contraceptive options, including long-acting and reversible solutions, alongside safe abortion services, we can drastically improve the health standards across the world.

Making Abortion Safe

The RCOG has embarked on a three-year programme to analyse and address the issues preventing safe abortion and post-abortion care. The project will work to enhance healthcare professionals’ capacity to advocate for these services and bring down the barriers blocking access to this vital care.

Essential Gynaecological Skills

The Centre is also dedicated to building capacity among front line healthcare workers in low-resources contexts. These skilled professionals can then provide high-quality, respectful care for women and girls affected by gynaecological disease.

Essential Obstetric Skills

We want to help practitioners to manage both emergency and non-emergency obstetric patients. One of our ongoing programmes in Uganda, for instance, is developing high-quality teaching resources to ensure that professional development in essential obstetric skills can continue.

Our resources

To support health professionals in understanding respectful care and the necessity to provide it even in the most stressful and challenging of situations, the RCOG has created these training resources.

Access the Centre’s open source educational resources here.

Our partners


VSO Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland EngenderHealth