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The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). It is therefore one of the oldest professional international bodies and is non-sectarian and non-profit making. It serves as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) of medical women and medical students from different countries and cultures around the globe.
- MWIA has an important voice and influence on issues of interest to medical women e.g. work-life balance, maternity leave, career progression, fighting discrimination, mentoring of young medical doctors and students.
- MWIA initiates and supports scientific projects relating to health and well-being – locally, nationally and global
- MWIA has developed training modules for physicians e.g. on gender mainstreaming, violence against women and girls, and adolescent sexuality
- MWIA serves as a platform for medical women and students to foster dialogue and action on various health issues internationally e.g female genital mutilation, women’s reproductive health, maternal and infant mortality
Our theme for the 2016-2019 triennium is
Medical women- ambassadors of change