On October 29th, 2021 some AFMW CHAG members and I attended the launch which of this important CAHA framework, called Healthy, Regenerative and Just, Framework for a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia.
AFMW has contributed to this document and signed the open letter which were both shared with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, requesting urgent action and commitment to prevent catastrophic irreversible harm to the planet, its ecosystems and our health as he attends COP26.
Watch the interview with Professor Peter Doherty, which starts at around 5 minutes in.
Chair, Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)
Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020), National Coordinator AFMW, MWIA Scientific and Research Subcommittee co-Chair, MWIA 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).