The Association of Uganda Women Medical Doctors (AUWMD) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in 1987 with the purpose of improving the health status of the population of Uganda, especially the Women, Children and Adolescents. AUWMD continues to impact Ugandan communities through advocacy for women’s and children’s health rights, and through capacity building for its members.
Following its establishment 34 year ago, the Association of Uganda Women Medical Doctors (AUWMD) has endeavoured to improve the health status of the population of Uganda especially the women, children and adolescents. This has been largely through advocacy, training and service provision. Membership to the Association is open to all Ugandan and non-Ugandan women Doctors and dentists working in Uganda, as well as female medical students. AUWMD undertakes a range of activities including Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and services, HIV/AIDS education and training for communities especially to adolescents, career guidance in girls’ schools, research, publication and dissemination of health-related information, capacity building of its members and advocacy for women’s health through workshops and seminars.Our vision is to see a Uganda where women, adolescents and children lead a healthy life. Our main objectives are; to improve Sexual Reproductive Health services and rights (SRHR) and advocacy for better work policies for nursing mothers at their workplaces, capacity building for members through mentorship programs for young women doctors and career guidance for young girls in secondary schools, and finally, we work towards strengthening the association’s operational structures, systems and processes. This includes formation of strategic collaborations with local and international partners.