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What is Safog??

The South Asia Federation of Obsterics and Gynaecology was formed in the year 1995 with the countries India ,Pakistan & Srilanka getting together & having a preliminary meeting on the 7th September 1995 at Colombo, Srilanka.

The federation was officially formed on 29th November 1996. The aim of the Federation was to bring together the Obstetricians & Gynecologists in the South Asian region i.e. India, Pakistan & Srilanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Maldives for closer coperation & social understanding to develop the concept of Reproductive health & also to promote exchange of ideas & sharing of knowledge of skills & attitudes.

A few words from Presidents

The leadership provided by the past presidents ensured that SAFOG would progress steadily to what it is today. The first three presidents of the Federation Prof. Rashid Latif Kahn, Prof T A Choudhury and The late Dr. Lakshman Fernanado ensured that the SAFOG concept would be established and the member national societies would get familiarised with each other and interact professionally.

The tenure of Dr. D K Tank saw the initiation of advocacy with government and a path developed for partnership between the national societies and the state organization particularly in India.


At the sixth All India Obst. & Gyn. Congress held in Madras on 6th January 1950, Obst. & Gyn. Societies of Bombay, Madras, Bengal, Ahmedabad and Punjab resolved to form themselves into the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India.


The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis. Currently we have member societies in 113 countries or territories.


The Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AOFOG) was originally conceived in 1954, as the Asian Division of the International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics (Geneva).
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