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A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020), National Coordinator AFMWMWIA Scientific and Research Subcommittee co-ChairMWIA Mentoring and Leadership, Special Interest Group, Chair Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews. Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research. Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of Women’s Health Victoria and Chair of their Strategy and Policy subcommittee and the AMA Victoria GP Network Committee. Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). A/Professor Simonis is currently a member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce expert committee, and Chair of the MWIA Mentoring and Leadership Special Interest Group.

Reflections and summary from the Chair, Magdalena Simonis

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.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources For GPs July 2021

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.

STAKEHOLDER PACK - COVID-19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach

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.

View of The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence

The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence

In this paper, originally published in CEPOL Europe website, our own Professor Bettina Pflederer, has issued this important paper, titled:  View of The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence. We are very proud of Professor Pflederer’s work and thank her for her immense commitment to fight against violence against women and girls.