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The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children. AFMW is a member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Australian Women’s Coalition, partners with Doctors for the Environment Australia and is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and Climate and Health Alliance in Australia (CAHA). We have a network of affiliated Australian state and territory societies:
ACT and Region
CSW67 AFMW Event Recording
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW UN CSW67 Parallel session:“Leading through the Digital Revolution to empower women and girls, no matter how far the distance” [RECAP]

AFMW hosted a Parallel Event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67), 15 March 2023. Our parallel session was a fabulous success and our speakers enlightened us on the power of digital health and technology, as enablers of equity in health and gender equality when harnessed and used by women and the wider community. Watch the webinar recording.

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closeup of a meal follwoing the Mediterranean diet
heart disease
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Mediterranean diet reduces heart disease risk in women: Study | RACGP

RACGP asked for my comments on a recent BMJ Journal publication concerning the Mediterranean diet, one of the most researched heritage diets. The good news regarding the mediterranean diet which is published in the recent publication, and reveals that women who followed a Mediterranean diet with a higher adherence had a lowered risk of heart disease by up to 24%. Their risk of death was also reduced by 23%. Read the RACGP article.

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AM Ged Kearney MP and AFMW A/Prof President Magda Siminois
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Meeting with AM Ged Kearney MP

March is always a packed month with International Women’s Day events, speakers invitations, Endometriosis awareness activities and the UN CSW67 annual parallel session which AFMW hosted on March 15th. Alongside these events, were meetings around all things women’s health.

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National Closing the Gap Day
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

National Closing the Gap Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples still live, on average, 10-11 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. To achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians within 25 years AFMW calls on the Australian Government for action on key areas.

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Virtual event | Networking is not a dirty word | Thu 30 March
 AFMW Events Coordinator

Networking is not a dirty word – Virtual event | Telstra Health

[REMINDER] Whether you’re in the business of new business or not, a professional network can be an invaluable two-way street that broadens knowledge and experiences while providing a team of trusted mentors, advisors or future colleagues for whatever stage of your career you’re in. Join SEC Newgate Partner Feyi Akindoyeni in a free virtual professional development event as she shares 20 years of experience. Hosted by Brilliant Connected Women in Digital Health Network.

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Advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our communities.

Join a passionate and dedicated group of women working towards equitable personal and professional opportunities for medical women and equal health care for all, especially women and children. 

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Medical Women Societies


Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

Support and further professional development of ACT and Region female colleagues, including medical students.


Medical Women’s Society NSW

For 99 years, MWS NSW has been the peak representative body for medical women (including students!) in New South Wales.


Victorian Medical Women's Society

No matter where you are in your medical career, VIC MWS is here to support you.


QLD Medical Women's Society

Supporting QLD medical women and advocating for equitable health for all, especially women and children.

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