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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), Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership (AWHL) and Climate and Health Alliance in Australia (CAHA).

We have a network of affiliated Australian state and territory societies:

ACT and Region
2024 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Recipients Announced
Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

2024 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Recipients Announced

In the spirit of the NAIDOC Week, we are very pleased to celebrate the outcome of the 2024 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary Program. Congratulations to this year’s four recipients, who come from diverse backgrounds professionally, academically and geographically throughout Australia who have already achieved so much before embarking on their Medical studies and careers.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
 Dr Marjorie Cross, OAM

Blak, Loud and Proud – Celebrating NAIDOC Week 7-14 July 2024

This week, 7-14 July, is NAIDOC Week and the theme for 2024 is ‘Blak, Loud and Proud’ which encapsulates the “unapologetic celebration of Indigenous identity”. The theme also celebrates the unyielding spirit of communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

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 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis AM, AFMW Immediate Past President

ABC Global Charter & Report | ABC Global Alliance | Survey

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is currently serving its term as President of the General Assembly of the Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) Global Alliance. BCNA and the ABC Global Alliance invite you as health professionals to take part in a survey and to share the patient survey amongst your networks of MBC consumers.

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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. 

Visit our affiliated state and territory

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.

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QLD Medical Women's Society

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

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The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is operated by a volunteer team of medical women. Please contact us via our Facebook page or send an Email. Or use our contact form available here.

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