Supporting Urogynecological Education, Research and Care around the World

About FIUGA

FIUGA was founded and incorporated in 2013 in the United States as an independent tax-exempt charitable organization commissioned to support the charitable and academic activities of the International Urogynecological Association.

Our Vision

A world where all women are free from pelvic floor problems.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life of women with pelvic floor problems by promoting research and education of their care providers.

Foundation Projects

The Ghana Project

The Ghana Project

The foundation is pleased to have as its first project, sponsorship of the first postgraduate training program in urogynecology in Africa. View information about the project and to investigate the possibility of becoming involved.

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The Nepal Project

With its newest project in Nepal, FIUGA will train local pelvic surgeons in the management of urogynecologic problems such as genital prolapse and urinary incontinence.

IUGA Programs Supported by FIUGA

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Research Grants

Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants are designed to fund original research by an IUGA member or trainee.

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Observership

Observership grants are meant to offset costs of visiting an approved host site which has proven expertise for a specific specialty clinical or research.

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International Fellowship

FIUGA-sponsored fellowships allow for increased dissemination of urogynecological knowledge by funding travel and living expenses for a trainee to visit a renowned Urogynecology Center for additional training and complete a research study.

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IUGA eXchange Program

FIUGA supports the eXchange Programs conducted by IUGA to promote the international exchange of knowledge and skills in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery (URPS), distribute the guidelines for training in URPS and improve identification of important female pelvic health issues in host-countries where urogynecology is not yet well established.

Join In

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Donate To A Great Cause!

The Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance (FIUGA) is a registered charity in the U.S. dedicated to stimulating urogynecological development around the world. Your donation will support educational programs for urogynecological professionals, help educate the general public and patients about pelvic floor health, fund research for treatment of pelvic floor conditions, and provide scholarships to advance research and practice. The first major project of the FIUGA is to assist with the establishment of a fellowship program and Center of Excellence in Urogynecology in Accra, Ghana which will provide treatment and care to patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to it. Donations are tax deductible in the U.S.

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Silent Auction

For the fifth year, the Foundation conducted a silent auction during the IUGA Annual Meeting. This year’s offerings included vacation home stays, educational courses, preceptorships, and tours at this year’s and next’s Annual Meeting locations. If you are interested in donating auction items, please contact info@fiuga.org.

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Annual Fun Walk/Run

Join colleagues in either a 3K or 5K walk or run and raise funds to support urogynecological education and research programs.

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Cycling Tour

A cycling tour from Munich, Germany to Vienna, Austria to raise funds for FIUGA. For more information, email info@fiuga.org

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Honor Your Mentor

FIUGA is deeply rooted in the concept of mentorship and is pleased to offer an Honor Your Mentor program. This program allows IUGA members  the opportunity to recognize mentors who have shaped their careers, while also supporting and fostering the mission of FIUGA.

There are several ways that you can show your appreciation:

Tax Deductible Contribution of $250

  • Each Mentor will receive a letter on FIUGA letterhead reflecting the recognition (including names of persons who donated).

Tax Deductible Contribution of $500

  • Each Mentor will receive a letter on FIUGA letterhead reflecting the recognition (including. names of persons who donated). A certificate will be sent to the Mentor.

Tax Deductible Contribution of $750

  • Each Mentor will receive a letter on FIUGA letterhead reflecting the recognition (including names of persons who donated). A certificate will be sent to the Mentor. A plaque will be presented to the Mentor at the gala during the IUGA Annual Meeting.
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Teach

Help educate residents and fellows in Accra and Kumasi in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. To help further this mission we are establishing a remote lecture series. These lectures will be recorded and archived to be used in subsequent years and at other sites in the future to aid in the education of trainees throughout the world. If you are interested in teaching, please contact info@fiuga.org.

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Planned Giving

You can leave a lasting impact on the field of international urogynecology through an estate gift or by listing FIUGA as a beneficiary. Talk to your personal financial adviser to develop a plan that works best for you.  Please contact FIUGA if you have any questions or need sample language.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at: info@fiuga.org