AFMW is affiliated with the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA), an association of medical women representing women doctors from all five continents around the world. MWIA is represented on the Economic and Social Council of United Nations, the Board of the General Council of International Organisation of the Medical Sciences, the World Health Organisation has NGO observer status to the World Medical Association. It aims to: – Promote the cooperation of Medical Women in different countries and to develop friendship and understanding between Medical Women throughout the world. – Actively work against gender related inequalities in the medical profession between female and male doctors including career oppor-tunities and economical aspects. – Offer medical women the opportunity to meet so as to confer upon questions concerning the health and well-being of humanity. For more information visit the MWIA website at
Statement by Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, President of the  Medical Women’s Association on International Women’s Day  2021

Statement by Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, President of the Medical Women’s Association on International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s day 2021 to all women around the world . We commemorate the day under the theme “Women in leadership :achieving an equal future in the COVID-19 world “ and the campaign theme  #choosetochallenge . I raise my hand boldly to  challenge the obnoxious and obscene acts of… Read More »Statement by Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, President of the Medical Women’s Association on International Women’s Day 2021

World Health Assembly

  Would you like to represent AFMW at the World Health Assembly? What is the World Health Assembly? Read about the life changing experiences of AFMW members at WHA: Lydia di Stephano and Esther Schroeder (2018) Dr Natalie Yap (2016) To register your interest in attending WHA as an AFMW… Read More »World Health Assembly

MWIA Statutes and Bylaws

  MWIA’s statutes and bylaws are available here.   AFMW Events CoordinatorEvents coordination by AFMW, on behalf of the Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW), its affiliated Australian state and territory partners and international networks and supporters. If you have an event you would like to share with us for… Read More »MWIA Statutes and Bylaws

Get involved in MWIA

Are you interested in taking a more active role in MWIA? Here’s how you can get involved: attend the Triennial MWIA Congress join an MWIA Committee. MWIA committees support the Executive Committee. More information is available here. consider the role of MWIA National Coordinator on AFMW Council. This position is… Read More »Get involved in MWIA

April 2019 – MWIA Report


2019 marks the centenary of MWIA. Preparations are well underway for the Centennial MWIA Congress to be held in July in New York. Read more about that here. At the General Assembly of the MWIA, AFMW, with 225 members, will get 7 votes. Australia has nominated Dr Desiree Yap (VMWS)… Read More »April 2019 – MWIA Report

MWIA Centennial Congress


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2019 marks 100 years of the Medical Women’s International Association. MWIA is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is two-fold:Read More »MWIA Centennial Congress