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Middle-Eastern College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MCOG) is a non-profit organization that aims at developing and maintaining good practice in obstetrics and gynaecology by ensuring the highest professional standards of competence and encouraging the advancement of scientific research and knowledge and its application in all aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology and disseminating the useful results thereof.
The college was founded in 2017, previously known as Middle-East Obstetrics and Gynecology Graduate Education (MOGGE) foundation.
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Dear Colleagues and Members,
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Professor Mahmoud F. Fathalla, a distinguished figure and a pioneer in the field of obstetrics and gynecology on a global scale.
Professor Fathalla's contributions to the advancement of obstetrics and gynecology have left an indelible mark on our profession. His dedication to education, research, and clinical practice has inspired countless colleagues, students, and healthcare professionals across the Middle East and worldwide.
Professor Fathalla served as the President of FIGO from 1994 to 1997, held the position of Vice President from 1985 to 1988, and contributed significantly to FIGO's Executive Board and scientific committees in various capacities.
Beyond his influential role within FIGO, Professor Fathalla gained recognition as a distinguished doctor and professor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. His extensive contributions extended to managerial, advisory, and advocacy roles in family planning, reproductive health, and safe motherhood for numerous organizations. Notably, he served as the Director of the World Health Organization’s Special Programme of Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction.
As a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Assiut University, Egypt, Professor Fathalla played a pivotal role in shaping the future of our specialty. His commitment to excellence, compassion for patients, and unwavering advocacy for women's health have set a standard that continues to guide our practice.
Beyond his academic achievements, Professor Fathalla was a mentor and a friend to many. His wisdom, kindness, and generosity touched the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him. In this time of sorrow, let us come together to honor his memory and celebrate the legacy he leaves behind.
The Middle Eastern College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists extends its deepest sympathies to Professor Fathalla's family, friends, colleagues, and the entire medical community. May his soul rest in peace, and may his contributions continue to inspire future generations in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
With heartfelt condolences,
Middle Eastern College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MCOG)
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