XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and
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International Federation of Gynecology and
FIGO - the International Federation of Gynecology and
Obstetrics - is the only worldwide organization that groups
obstetricians and gynecologists. The mission of FIGO is to promote the
well-being of women and to raise the standard of practice in
obstetrics and gynecology.
FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Every three years since FIGO was founded in 1954,
thousands of gynecologists and obstetricians gather in one city to
spend a week not only analyzing and discussing new medical discoveries
but also looking at problems and issues that can be addressed by the
application of low tech and low cost techniques. The site for the
World Congress rotates between the following regions of the world:
North America, Europe, Africa-Eastern Mediterranean, Latin America and
Asia-Oceania. Kuala Lumpur has been given the honor to be the host
city of the XVIII FIGO World Congress.
30 Sen Stamp
The simple but abstract design of the federation's
logo is the central theme of this stamp. The acronym 'FIGO' is used as
a backdrop. The five multi-colored petals of a flower, which is
adjacent to the logo depicts the federation's universal representation
of women. The petals are arranged in the form of the rays of a rising
sun to represent hope whilst the green background symbolizes
continuous growth for women.
50 Sen Stamp
There are two 50 Sen Stamps. The theme of the first
stamp is 'Gynecology'. Gynecology is the field of medicine which
focuses on the health care of the non-pregnant woman. The term is
graphically depicted as a silhouette of a young woman. This profile is
placed against the backdrop of a partial map of the world. The pink
background symbolizes the female gender. The stamp also shows the
Kuala Lumpur Congress logo.
The second stamp has the theme of 'Obstetrics".
Obstetrics is the field of medicine which involves the care and
management of a woman during pregnancy and after delivery. The stamp
features a graphical representation of a pregnant mother. This is
placed against the backdrop of a partial map of the world. The blue
background symbolizes the male gender. The stamp also shows the Kuala
Lumpur Congress logo.
|Date of Issue
||6 November 2006
||30 sen, 50 sen
||40 mm X 30 mm