From time to time the Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance (FIUGA) has vacancies on its Board of Directors. If you are passionate about FIUGA’s mission and global health, make yourself known to the leadership of FIUGA!
Established in 2013, FIUGA is a 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in the United States. FIUGA was created to support the research and educational activities of IUGA and to grow the subspecialty of urogynecology in under-represented regions of the world. FIUGA’s primary focus is its International Assistance Program, which has supported the successful establishment of an FPMRS/urogynecology fellowship in Ghana and is now supporting the establishment of a similar fellowship program in Nepal.
FIUGA aims to train local physicians and develop a self-sustaining urogynecology subspecialty in under-served regions in order to meet our mission of improving the quality of life of women with pelvic floor problems by promoting research and education of their care providers.
In addition to a commitment to FIUGA’s mission and a passion for global health, FIUGA seeks board members who can contribute to the breadth and depth of talent on the board via their leadership experience, financial acumen, fundraising prowess, contacts within industry, and/or track record of garnering grant support and/or donations which can all be used to support FIUGA’s mission. FIUGA’s work is most visible during the IUGA Annual Meeting where we hold an annual Fun Walk/Run, Silent Auction, and sponsor the Honored Mentor Award – all to raise funds to support our projects.
FIUGA Board members are expected to participate in regularly scheduled board meetings (in-person annually during the IUGA Annual Meeting, and via phone/video approximately every 6 weeks throughout the rest of the year) and complete assigned tasks between meetings to advance the work of the Foundation. Board members serve voluntary 2-year terms, which are renewable twice.