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MWIA Newsletter December 2022


This is a reshare of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) December 2022 newsletter. 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.


MWIA December 2022

Greetings from the desk of the President and Happy New Year! What a truly busy and exciting last quarter we have had!

Exco meetings were held on 30th October and December 18th with Exco members taking key decisions on behalf of MWIA as outlined in this President’s report.

Committees have been launched and some Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have had their inaugural meetings in which I was able to participate. I am immensely grateful to you our dedicated MWIA members for offering to serve.

The first draft MWIA Strategic plan in alignment with the triennial theme One Humanity: Health Solutions through our Partnerships, and a budget have been drafted. I invite members to adapt the plan in order for it to be relevant in their different contexts.

Soon after attending the World Health Summit in Berlin, I travelled to Frankfurt and met with members of the German Medical Women’s Association on 19th October It was a beautiful reunion and the idea was born to start the Senior MWIA SIG.

I went on to Geneva and attended a conference on Cancer on 20th October.

Being in Geneva was also a great opportunity to meet with MWIA lawyers, Borel and Barbey and to deliver in person relevant documents for MWIA registration on 21st October. I am glad to report that we have made significant progress with the Swiss registration thanks to the collective effort of Exco members.

I met with the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and members of her team. This resulted in MWIA securing a slot on the WTO. I also met with officers of WHO and have subsequently attended virtual follow-up meetings. The MWIA Secretary General and I participated in the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) meetings to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

It was an honour for me to facilitate a diplomatic event on a new global norm to end violence against women and girls, hosted by the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva on 28th October

I am humbled to have been appointed Co – chair of the Immunization Agenda (IA) 2030 Partnership Council comprising members from WHO, UNICEF, GAVI, US CDC and the Gates Foundation.



Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi
MWIA President


Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi
MWIA President


Read the full MWIA December 2022 Newsletter here



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