Climate Health - AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)

Climate Action

The Australian Federation of medical Women see Climate Action as the greatest health opportunity to prevent premature deaths, address climate and health inequity and unlock substantial health and economic benefits.

To this effect, AFMW is one of 58 member organisations to have co-signed the letter addressed and sent to the Prime Minister on 30th April 2021, urging him to commit to:

  1. Including health in our official Paris Agreement contribution
  2. Decarbonising health by 2040
  3. Enact a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing.

AFMW CHAG Vision

  • Advocate for awareness of Climate Change and its gendered impacts
  • Encourage membership participation in Climate Change advocacy at local, state, national and international levels
  • Recommend doctors and hospitals decarbonize their practices and hospitals by 2040
  • Unify the voice of medical women to collectively pressure governments locally, nationally and internationally
  • Conduct research on climate change and health effects on women and children through our affiliations
  • Reflect on indigenous knowledge of land and health and incorporate these messages

Climate Health & CHAG Articles

DEA & AFMW MOU launch
Climate Health
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

DEA & AFMW Memorandum of Understanding Announced

As AFMW President and Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG), I’m thrilled to announce that AFMW now has a signed a memorandum of understanding with the Doctors For the Environment Australia (DEA).

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Magdalena Simonis, Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)
AFMW
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

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.

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Magdalena Simonis, Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)
AFMW
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

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.

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Interested Members Welcome

Members of The Health Working Group, Better Futures Australia

Other interested members from Australian states and territories are welcomeI invite members from each state and territory to join the AFMW Climate Health Action Group, promote the AFMW actions agreed upon and  and represent their state activities.

We need Climate Health Action Group members and champions for the cause in each state.

Please contact A/Prof Magdalena Simonis, AFMW president and Chair AFMW Climate Health Action Group (CHAG) via [email protected].

With an AFMW membership, experience:

Career Development

Enjoy leadership development, networking & mentoring opportunities. Plus join the AFMW leadership skills database.

Professional Contribution

Become actively involved in key issues surrounding the health and wellbeing of women and children, in Australia and globally.

MWIA Membership

Automatic membership of the Medical Women’s International Association, an organisation with United Nations representation.

Special Event Access

Receive invitations to access and attend educational and social events.

Member Only Resources

Access to our members only discussion forum, directory, special updates and e-newsletters.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in AMFW activities.