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The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA)

The MWIA serves as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) of medical women and medical students from different countries and cultures around the globe.


MWIA is an organisation representing women doctors from from six continents. The affiliated National Associations comprise over 90% of MWIA’s members.  As the “National Association” representing medical women for Australia, internationally AFMW is affiliated with the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).

MWIA's Structure

Click here for more information on MWIA’s structure.

MWIA is a parent organization, whose members represent 70 countries in all five continents. The different cultural backgrounds, medical traditions and problems of its members provide a stimulating forum.

All Medical Women qualified according to the accepted standard of the medical profession in their own country are eligible for membership.  


Read the full list of aims here.

  1. Promote cooperation and friendship among medical women
  2. To promote gender equity in the medical profession
  3. To offer medical women the opportunity to meet
  4. To overcome gender-related differences in health and healthcare

MWIA Committees

A number of committees support the executive:

  1. Ethics and resolutions
  2. Scientific and research
  3. Finance
  4. Communication and Social Media
  5. Strategy and Advocacy

Young MWIA

The Young MWIA is the Special Interest Group for Young Female Doctors and Medical Students. 

MWIA International Opportunities


World Health Assembly

AFMW members, as MWIA members, are eligible to attend the World Health Assembly at the World Health Organisation Headquarters. Each May the World Health Organisation holds its World Health Assembly,

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