AFMW is proud to inform our members and the public that Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, has become our patron. Dr Foley is an inspiration to women
A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, Chair MWIA Scientific and Research Subcommittee presents a summary of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) survey of COVID-19 experiences of women doctors as healthcare providers. Thank you all for participating, over 1,400 responses received.
The Australian Federation of Medical Women 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.
QMWS are proud to announce that applications for the QMWS / NCWQ student bursaries for 2021 are now open!
AFMW President, A/Professor Magdalena Simonis recently contributed to the Better Futures Roundtable with the Climate Health Alliance. This article provides a summary of key points and discussions showcasing action, urgency and opportunity for the health sector on the climate crisis.
BCNA has launched the new updated online tool to support breast cancer patients along their journey. I am very proud to be a part of this organisation and to have contributed initially to the My Journey Book and now to this online tool. Please share with your patients.
Better Futures Australia Roundtable: Urgent need for greater action on climate change to protect health
I had the pleasure of attending the Better Futures Australia Roundtable on 19th April, along with a host of other organisations as part of the Climate Health Alliance. It’s clear that there is an urgent need for greater action on climate change to protect health. I invite you to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
PLEASE NOTE – The MWIA COVID-19 Survey closes 30 April 2021. With over 1,400 responses to date, please ensure you have your say. Australian medical women, please visit: the survey here to participate >>. Please share.
AFMW President invited to attend the Western Pacific Region Consultation on Climate and Health. This event is being organised by the World Health Organization, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health, and other health partners.
AFMW President appointed Clinical Associate Professor, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne
A/Professor Magdalena, AFMW President has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice University of Melbourne. Magda will be working alongside Professor Kelsey Hegarty in the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence.
View the brief summary of the CSW65 Agreed Conclusions. Prepared by Dr Magdalena Simonis President, AFMW , host of the AFMW CSW65 Parallel Event. The full version is also available to download. Aims of the Commission are for: Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
In this The Age article, AFMW President, A/Professor Magdalena Simonis discusses how funding GPs to provide ongoing support is critical given most women experiencing family violence do not leave the relationship, and that one in 10 women attending a GP is experiencing violence.
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