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 Australian Women’s Coalition and the WomenSpeak Network, 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
NSW MWS
NSW
QMWS
QLD
VMWS
VIC
Reflections and summary from the Chair, Magdalena Simonis
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Reflections & Summary – Mentoring and Leadership Special Interest Group MWIA Webinar held 31 July 2021

The second webinar in our series was a terrific success and interest in the activities of the MWIA Mentoring and Leadership Special Interest group continues to grow. We had a total of 398 registrants with attendees from India, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, UK, USA, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Sudan, Italy to name a few.

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If you are 18 or older, and in an area where there is a COVID-19 outbreak, the best vaccine for you is the one you can get right now.
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Over 18 and considering the AstraZeneca vaccine? This may help you decide

This is timely and important – ATAGI has changed its stance on vaccination for >18 year olds. Key points: Get whichever vaccine you can; Astra Zeneca and Pfizer reduce severity of disease symptoms, reduce hospitalisations; Reduce likelihood of death; They might also reduce transmission to some extent; Delta strain is more contagious, is in our community and is now a major risk. It affects young people severely.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Resources For GPs July 2021
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

COVID-19 Vaccination resources for GPs

The Dept of Health has released its July Stakeholder Pack – COVID-19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach. This update includes resources explaining what to expect at your vaccination appointment, reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccine, how to find out when you can have your COVID-19 vaccination , how to book, and information on updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Download the pdf pack here.

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LATEST COVID-19 RESOURCES
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

COVID-19 Resources List [UPDATED 26 JULY 2021]

[UPDATED 25 JULY 2021] View the list of the latest COVID-19 resources. Please share with your colleagues. Please stay safe, look after yourselves and most importantly, maintain contact with your friends, families and loved ones during this time. (Magda)

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STAKEHOLDER PACK - COVID-19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Dept of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Stakeholder Pack Released

The Dept of Health has released its July Stakeholder Pack – COVID-19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach. This update includes resources explaining what to expect at your vaccination appointment, reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccine, how to find out when you can have your COVID-19 vaccination , how to book, and information on updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Download the pdf pack here.

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President's Update - July 2021
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW President’s July Update

As I write, Melbourne is in its 5th Stage 4 lockdown, South Australia has announced a snap seven day lockdown and Sydney is in its 4th week of lockdown. We are all feeling the challenge and our patients are presenting with high levels of anxiety.

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VCOSS - Back To The Good Things NEW VIDEO CAMPAIGN
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Back To The Good Things Videos (VCOSS)

Vaccination is the way to a new COVID normal like and getting back to the things and people we love. VCOSS has created videos and supportive information regarding the importance of getting vaccinated, in multiple languages. View more.

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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

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Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

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

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NSW MWS

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.

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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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QMWS

QLD Medical Women's Society

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

Contact us

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.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in AMFW activities.