The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children.

AFMW is a member of the Australian Women’s Coalition and the WomenSpeak Network, partners with Doctors for the Environment Australia and is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and Climate and Health Alliance in Australia (CAHA).

We have a network of affiliated Australian state and territory societies:

ACT and Region
NSW MWS
NSW
QMWS
QLD
VMWS
VIC
Tradesmen and women stand in a line wearing face masks as they wait to be vaccinated at the Sydney Olympic Park Vaccination Centre at Homebush in Sydney recently. Even as NSWcase numbers rise alarmingly, six million vaccinations have been conducted in the state.
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Doctors in two cities call on community to vaccinate now with what is available

In this article, originally published in the NEOS KOSMOS, two Greek doctors, one in Melbourne (AFMW President, Magda Simonis) and one in Sydney are calling on people to be vaccinated, whether with the AstraZeneca or the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines, as these are the most effective way to counter the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus and ultimately protect themselves and their loved ones.

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President's Update - August 2021
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW President’s Update August 2021

As NSW and Victoria are facing lockdowns and the spread of this COVID variant increases the strain on us and our health system, AFMW extends its heartfelt best wishes to our doctors and health leaders who are trying their absolute best to respond to the evolving picture.

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Covid Australia vaccine rollout tracker
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Covid Australia vaccine rollout tracker

In this article, originally published in the The Guardian, the Covid Australia vaccine rollout tracker shows how Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compares with other countries, when will Australia be fully vaccinated and when will you be eligible to get your dose.

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Yesterday's climate risks are now reality
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 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Yesterday’s climate risks are now reality

This list of updates from The Conversation is all about Climate and why AFMW’s Climate Health Action Group (CHAG is so important. It explains why we as AFMW should be engaged and outspoken on this issue of climate change and climate health impacts.

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Notice of AFMW AGM - Saturday November 6th, 10am Melb/Syd time
 AFMW Events Coordinator

AFMW Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 6 Nov

6 NOV: Dear AFMW Members, you are warmly invited to the first AFMW Annual General Meeting for the triennium which will be held via Zoom. Our AGM will be held Saturday 6th November, 10am-12:00pm (Melbourne/Canberra/Sydney); 11am-1pm (Brisbane). Please RSVP if you can attend or not. We welcome the submission of items for discussion.

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Advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our communities.

Join a passionate and dedicated group of women working towards equitable personal and professional opportunities for medical women and equal health care for all, especially women and children. 

Visit our affiliated state and territory

Medical Women Societies

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Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

Support and further professional development of ACT and Region female colleagues, including medical students.

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NSW MWS

Medical Women’s Society NSW

For 99 years, MWS NSW has been the peak representative body for medical women (including students!) in New South Wales.

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Victorian Medical Women's Society

No matter where you are in your medical career, VIC MWS is here to support you.

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QMWS

QLD Medical Women's Society

Supporting QLD medical women and advocating for equitable health for all, especially women and children.

Contact us

The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is operated by a volunteer team of medical women. Please contact us via our Facebook page or send an Email. Or use our contact form available here.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in AMFW activities.