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Community Affairs References Committee: Submission Acknowledgement for the Inquiry into Inquiry into the provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians

Community Affairs References Committee: Submission Acknowledgement for the Inquiry into the provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians

The AFMW advocacy effort doesn’t stop and this is the recent AFMW Submission for the Inquiry. I’d like to acknowledge the AFMW GP team who helped with this submission, especially given the pressures we face with the rollout of the COVID vaccination programs in each state. Read AFMW’s Submission.

recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary

Recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary Announced

As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Australian Federation of Medical Women is pleased to announce the recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary. Thank you to our kind bursary donors Ms Leann Wilson and Mr Colin Saltmere AM, as we congratulate Ms Tia Gordon, a Ghungalu/Bidjara woman, Dr Kerby Siemsen, a Wiradjuri woman from Weethalle and Dr Sarah McEwan, a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary

AFMW Bursary – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine – Applications CLOSED

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 21 JUNE: During Reconciliation Week, the Australian Federation of Medical Women, is making a tangible commitment to the support of continuing education of Aboriginal and Torres’s Strait Islander women in medicine with an inaugural bursary. As part of their commitment to reconciliation and the Makarrata Commission, we would like to encourage and empower a female medical graduate who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to further their medical career and/or leadership aspirations.

Magdalena Simonis, Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)

AFMW Announces Our Climate Health Action Group (CHAG) [UPDATED]

UPDATE. New members to the AFMW CHAG welcome PLUS discover 6 Practice Tips to help decarbonize our planet. The AFMW is proud to be a member of the Better Futures Australia Health Working Group, which includes representatives from Doctors for the Environment Australia, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, and Climate and Health Alliance.

CSW65 Agreed Conclusions

View the brief summary of the CSW65 Agreed Conclusions. Prepared by Dr Magdalena Simonis President, AFMW , host of the AFMW CSW65 Parallel Event. The full version is also available to download. Aims of the Commission are for: Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

National Reconciliation Week is held from May 27 to June 3. AFMW stands with all Australians during this week, National Reconciliation Week, to learn about our shared cultures and histories. https://vimeo.com/410459776 The Uluru Statement from the heart is an invitation to the Australian people, from First Nation Australians. It asks… Read More »National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together