Welcome to the Medical Women’s International Association

Women Doctors – Ambassadors of Change

Theme for 2019-22: Young Women Young Doctors - Our Inspiration, Our Future

Mission

MWIA is an association of medical women and students representing women doctors from all six continents and eight regions.

Founded in 1919, MWIA is 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.

Photo by Mary Ellen Photography 2019
Courtesy of American Medical Women’s Association
  • 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 and mentoring of young medical doctors and students.
  • MWIA initiates and supports scientific projects relating to health and well-being – locally, nationally and globally.
  • 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 and maternal and infant mortality.