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XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

(6 November 2006)

 

XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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.



Technical Details

Date of Issue 6 November 2006
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen
Stamp Size 40 mm X 30 mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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