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Dr Ashna Basu holding her AMA Women’s Health Award standing outside with the Sydney harbourt and large feris wheel in the background
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Congratulations to Ashna Basu for her AMA Women’s Health Award

AFMW extends hearty congratulations to Dr Ashna Basu for being the recipient of the AMA Women’s Health Award at this year’s AMA National Conference in Sydney. Dr Ashna Basu received the award from outgoing AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid, for her passion and dedication to gender equity, mental health, and the social determinants of health

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Dr Alisha Dorrigan, a Sydney-based GP and Deputy Medical Editor for the Medical Journal of Australia
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Embedding women’s reproductive rights into primary care | InSight

Dr Alisha Dorrigan, a Sydney-based GP and Deputy Medical Editor for the Medical Journal of Australia states how it would be an incredible achievement if patients across the country were able to receive the full spectrum of reproductive health services, including medical abortion, through their own GP clinic. Read this InSight+ article.

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Woman in suit holding placard with world map inside the female symbol
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

The Age of Women – Pearls and Irritations

Leadership by wise women is indispensable if we are to escape the catastrophe that male leadership is presently building for humanity. If humanity is to survive the vast and growing threats it faces, women must assume the leadership of government, business, religion and social institutions around the world.

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AMA New Federal Council announced
 Dr Marissa Daniels (MBBS, BMedSc)

New Federal Council Announced | Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association (AMA) announced its new Federal Council which will be convened from 1 August 2022. AFMW President, Dr Simonis is the newly elected AMA Federal Council Representative for General Practice. This is a hugely important role as AMA is really the advocacy body for the profession.

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Photos of the AFMW event heald during NAIDOC week
Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

NAIDOC Week Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Celebration for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Medicine Bursaries– Tuesday 5 July 2022

(POST UPDATED 17 July) On Tuesday 5 July 2022, we celebrated the recipients of the inaugural 2021 Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursaries and the launch of the inaugural Queensland based (NCWQ QMWS) Bursary sponsored by Mater. We are very grateful to the many distinguished guests who attended and supported this event, and hope it will become a template for an annual NAIDOC event in future, to be rotated nationally.

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New ABS data shows serious inequities in the way COVID is affecting different communities.
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

‘Shocking’: Migrants more than twice as likely to die of COVID-19- RACGP

This RACGP article, discusses how new ABS data shows serious inequities in the way COVID is affecting different communities.  RACGP interviewed AFMW President, Dr Simonis. Magda’s key takeaways include “Vaccination messaging requires targeted, culture-specific health promotion that engages primary care physicians, doctors like myself, with the creation of the messaging based upon the obstacles that we’ve observed and the conversations that we are having.”

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