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Dr 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.

SPHERE Women's SRH Coalition: Access to abortion care

SPHERE Women’s SRH Coalition: Access to abortion care

The SPHERE Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Coalition strongly supports the provision of abortion as an essential health service and integral component of reproductive health care and rights. We stand in solidarity with US health care professionals who provide abortion care and work to protect safe, compassionate access to abortion services. AFMW is a SPHERE Coalition partner and supports this position.

Activites of MWIA and its Regions Edition 6, 2022

MWIA-Newsletter No. 6 | June, 2022

The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) most recent newsletter is now available. AFMW is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association, an association of medical women and students representing women doctors from all six continents and eight regions. In this newsletter, the Secretary General shares thanks and a summary as her triennium for MWIA comes to a close; The Past President and Treasurer provides an update; and a review of activities of the MWI and its Regions is presented.

For Ukraine: By Women of the World Kindle Edition

“For Ukraine By Women of the World” E-book now available

“For Ukraine: By Women of the World” is a collection of powerful poetry and prose by all who identify as women about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led by Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin. Thirty-five women express their concerns about Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, its impact on Ukrainians and the reactions of world leaders to the war. The women are from countries including Australia, Fiji, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand. Special thanks to Diann Rodgers-Healey of the Australian Centre for Women in Leadership ( ACWL)who instigated this. It is available now on Amazon.

Examples of doctor happy places

The importance of finding your happy place – AMA Victoria

Published by AMA Victoria, this articles highlights when working long hours in a demanding role as a doctor or healthcare worker it is important to have a safe place to unwind and relax. It also includes a selection of ‘happy places’ as shared on social media during AMA Victoria / Doctors’ Health Fund’s #MonthofMindfulness campaign. Where’s your happy place?

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