1.1 Regional and Executive Meetings
The Executive continues to plan and carry out activities as well as facilitate continuous professional development for members.
National Women Physicians’ Day (NWPD) December 8th: Activities were held by branches to commemorate the second National Women Physicians’ Day in Ghana in honour of Dr Susan Gyankroma Ofori-Atta, the first female Ghanaian physician. Members wore the MWAG cloth and shared pictures of the various activities they had undertaken.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
MWAG members designed and shared daily posters with different messages on the various issues on several platforms including the NEAR platform, MWAG Facebook page and MWIA Facebook page.
2. INTEREST GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES
2.1 MWAG GREATER ACCRA REGION (GAR) REPORT
Annual women’s health fair:
MWAG GAR in collaboration with Gateway of Hope Inc (USA/ Ghana), Catholic Hospital, Battor, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and Accra College of Medicine, supported by Lexta Ghana, organized a successful Women’s Health Fair on 15th October 2022, at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. The event which was patronized by women from all over Accra, provided cervical cancer and breast cancer screening, laboratory services, eye and dental screening, mental health and spiritual upliftment sessions and counselling; painting; fitness and chiropractor services among others. About 100 women were attended to by health personnel who had assembled for the purpose.
National Women Physicians’ Day:
MWAG GAR commemorated the NWPD on December 8th with a virtual meeting with discussions centered on the career progression and family-life balance of distinguished senior colleagues namely Prof Afua Hesse, Dr Mabel Aboah and Dr Henrietta Asare.
Breast cancer and Wellness symposium:
MWAG GAR in conjunction with the Society of Family Physicians of Ghana organized a virtual symposium on the 26th of October. The presenters were a general surgeon and advocate of the Breast Society of Ghana (a MWAG member), a wellness coach and a breast cancer survivor.
2.2 MWAG NORTHERN SECTOR
National Women Physician’s Day
The day was commemorated on the 8th of December with a breakfast meeting by MWAG members at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology conference room, Tamale Teaching Hospital. The day was colourful with most members donning the MWAG cloth or colours. Motivational messages were played or read from the MWAG president and other female physicians from far and wide including Dr Mabel Aboah and Prof Afua Hesse. Ladies were very excited hearing from senior colleagues and were all very appreciative of the words of wisdom shared.
Thirty-two lady doctors were in attendance. Members in attendance also gave each other words of solidarity and encouragement, at the same time enjoying a scrumptious breakfast prepared by colleagues.
Compiled by Dr Richardar N A Taylor Dawson
National Coordinator, MWAG