International cooperation is an important priority of the Center contributing to high professional level of specialists, improvement of the quality of health care, development of advanced scientific trends in obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, perinatology and reproductology.
The main task of the Department is coordination and support of the international activities of the Center.
The Department of International Cooperation provides and coordinates the Center’s contacts with foreign educational, scientific and medical settings, international and national organizations, professional societies and associations. Among them are the UN organizations: WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF; professional associations, such as: FIGO, EBCOG, ACOG, RCOG, AAGL, ESGE, ESC, ISGE, ISUOG. The experts of the Center are the members and hold important positions at more than 20 scientific and professional societies, organizations and associations.
A significant part of the activities of the Department is collaboration with WHO carried out by the WHO Collaboration Center since 1972 in the frame of the Special Program for Human Reproduction. At present cooperation is developing on the issues of prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, decrease and prevention of unplanned pregnancies, improvement of the quality of perinatal care, reproductive health care in children and adolescents. The Center specialists serve as experts at the WHO meetings and events and contribute to the development of WHO documents, guidelines, training packages, their translation into Russian, adaptation and presentation at the WHO events in the Russian-speaking countries of the WHO European Region.
The Department coordinates joint research projects with foreign universities, scientific and clinical centers, national academies of science. The staff of the Department participates in organization of academic and practical and educational events with involvement of experts from different countries. The Department ensures participation of no less than 200 foreign experts annually in the events, organized by the Center, such as: annual All Russian Scientific Forum «Mother and Child», international congresses “Reproductive Medicine”, “New Technologies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gynecological Diseases”, conferences “Outpatient Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology”, «Topical Issues of Human Reproduction”, “Anesthesia and Resuscitation in Obstetrics and Neonatology”. Furthermore, the Department makes all necessary arrangements for visits of foreign delegations and specialists to the Center with purpose of cooperation, reference visits and training.
The staff of the Department assists in travel arrangements of the Center specialists to attend educational and scientific events worldwide.