June 6. 2017
Congratulations to the Medical Womens Federation
The Great Hall of the British Medical Association in London was the venue for the main conference, entitled 100 Years of Medical Women Past Present and Future. It was a day full of excellent speakers on topics covering all eras and speaking of a bright future for women in medicine as we move into the next 100 years. MWIA president Bettina Pfleiderer (red blazer) and MFA president Parveen Kumar (to her right) were cutting the centenial cake (photot to the left). A detailed report can be found here!
Please mark your calendars now for the MWIA Centennial Congress to be held in New York July 24-27, 2019, where we will continue to celebrate women in medicine!
Information on MWIA regional and international meetingsrelated to women´s health you can find here. Save the dates!
March 16, 2015
MWIA Latin American Regional Conference March 2015
The MWIA Latin American Regional Conference was Held in Sao Paulo from 4 – 7 March 2015 (see pics here). Delegates from 5 countries were present: Mexico with 11 , Peru 12 , Panama with 8 , Ecuador with 9 and Brazil with approximately 40 participants. These topics were presented at the roundtable: gender differences, empowerment of women, violence against women and a study of mental health in Brazil calling attention to the high suicide rate and drug addiction of physicians. The next Regional Conference will be held in Panama in March 2017 and will be organized by President Elect Dr. Gysella Padilla.
Report of “The International Women’s Day” on 7th March 2015
The AMWI celebrated The International Women’s Day on 7th March 2015 in Mumbai with an interesting Programme. The President of AMWI, Dr. Arati Basu Sengupta came from Kolkata to deliver the 1st Dr. Usha Saraiya Presidential Oration.
The subject was “Domestic Violence” which is the theme of this MWIA triennium. Also present on the occasion was Dr. Bhupinder Sandhu, Past President UK Medical Women’s Federation (MWF) UK who delivered the Shirin Mehtaji Guest Lecture (see Photo; to the right is Dr. Usha Saraja, MWIA Vice-president Central Asia) .The theme of the programme was “Today is our day to make a difference to the life of women worldwide”.
Report on the 65rd session of the WHO regional committee for West Pacific
MWIA was represented by the Philippine Medical Women’s Association led by Dr. Perla Dolera, current president of the Philippine Medical Women’s Association, and Dr. Rosa Maria H. Nancho, PMWA representative to the MWIA.
Please download her report here
Report on the MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH SUMMIT
TORONTO, ONTARIO MAY 28-30, 2014
Report on the 63rd session of the WHO regional committee for Africa
The meeting was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 2-6 of September 2013. Dr. Princess Campbell from Nigeria shared this very important report with us that provides an excellent overview on the situation in Africa. Please download her report here
Record attendance at the last 29th International MWIA congress
MWIA congratulates the Korean Medical Women´s Association for organizing such outstanding 29th International MWIA congress in Seoul entiteld “Medical Women Advance Global Health” that has just ended. Over the course of four days more than 1100 attendants discussed many issues facing medical women today. Pictures of the congress will be available on the congress website soon.
The abstract book of the 29th International Congress of MWIA in Seol (31 July -3 August ) can be downloaded here.
MWIA regional meetings
Each region is represented on the Executive Committee by its Vice-President. Each Vice-President is encouraged to organize a regional meeting of the National Associations and Individual Members of her region between International Congresses. These scientific meetings consider issues of importance to the region.
Have a look: Past regional MWIA congresses!