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The Young MWIA’s (yMWIA) full name is Special Interest Group for Young Female Doctors and Medical Students. It is an opportunity for the younger members of the profession to meet and discuss issues relevant to their stage in their careers. More information you will find here.

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July 8, 2019
Calling on all MWIA members to participate in the MWIA Centennial teaser quiz!
The centennial quiz has been opened now and will close at the July 16, 2019.
The questions can be downloaded here
There are eight questions which are posed in the form of a trivia and related to the historic teasers which were shared publically on the MWIA facebook page and our MWIA webpage.
All historic teasers can be found under https://mwia.net/historical_teasers/.

The rules are very simple:

  • Answer all of the eight questions correctly to the best of your knowledge and please send you answers to president(add)mwia.net and copy secretariat(add)mwia.net.
  • Please write your name, country and the words “QUIZ ANSWERS” clearly within the subject heading of your email.

The correct answers will be published after the 16th of July. If we have more than one person with all eight answers correct, the winners will be drawn out of a hat/bowl at the end of the first Centennial General Assembly.
The first prize will be a microfiber Centennial scarf. The second and third prizes will be memory sticks with MWIA history, colourful fabric collage squares and delicious recipes from our member states.
In a situation where the winner is not present at the Centennial, the prize will be mailed directly to the recipient or given to a participant from the same country to deliver by hand.
All the information is also summarized here.

May the best contestant win!
Dr. ELEANOR NWADINOBI
PR Subcommittee Chair
MWIA

July 7, 2019
The last three MWIA centennial recipes come from Italy and Russia
1. Spaghetti with capers and olives from Italy
You can download the recipe here
2. Cappellaci di Zucca (Ferrarian Pumpkin Big Hats)
The food of the Este Dukes in Ferrara. This refined dish – a symbol of the city of Ferrara – has origin in the Renaissance, at the court of Duke Alfonso of Este. The first written evidence which refers to the recipe, goes back to 1584 a creation of Giovan Battista Rossetti, chef of the Este Court.
The name derives from the form of the typical straw hats worn by Ferrarian farmers.
You can download the recipe here
3. Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
This traditional fried treat has been a special in Russia and Eastern Europe for centuries. Simple ingredients made it widely popular in poor villages. When Leo Tolstoy became a vegetarian, in his ascetic quest for the good life, Syrniki was one of his favorite foods.
The recipe can be found here
THIS IS THE END OF OUR CENTENNIAL RECIPE TEASER SERIES. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT!

July 2, 2019
Two July MWIA centennial recipes come from Peru and India
1. Pulao (Vegetable Rice with Spices)

Pulao is commonly made in Indian homes as part of daily meals and is also popular on festive occasions and celebrations where dry fruits and more exotic vegetables maybe used. It is usually served with dahi (plain yogurt) or raita (yogurt with spices).
You can download the recipe here
2. Ceviche from Peru
The word ceviche is derived from the Quechua word siwiche which means “fresh fish”.  It is considered as the flagship dish of Peruvian cuisine. It is consumed all year round and is very attractive to foreign visitors.
The recipe can be found here

June 25, 2019
The MWIA June newsletter is online.

Have you ever cooked Georgian food? Here are three delicious Gerogian recipes
1. Phelamushi/Churchkhela is a traditional dessert. Churchkhela is made with the same principle as Phelamushi, but it needs to simmer for 20 minutes, it should be just thicker, we must thread walnut onto a string in advance and dip it in this hot mass, put on the stick and dry in the sun, now it is ready to eat.
You can download the recipe here
2. Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is an antique dish from Samegrelo, western region of Georgia. It is made from cheese, curd cheese and mint. Usually it is consumed with Ghomi, Georgian cornmeal. It has a well-defined flavor of mint, which makes the dish unique.
You can download the recipe here
3. Chakapuli (Georgian: ჩაქაფული) is a popular Georgian stew made with lamb or beef, dry white wine, tarragon leaves, unripe (sour) green plums, green onions, green peppers, green coriander, garlic and salt. It is popular in the Spring when the plums are unripe.
You can download the recipe here

June 13, 2019
Two delicious African recipes: Laro from Mali and Oluwombo from Uganda
1. Laro (crushed sorghum with peanut powder, fish and condiments) is a traditional Malian recipe made with inexpensive ingredients found everywhere in the country. It is a good and affordable source of proteins and lipids for all families especially in times of war or famine. Its appetizing sour taste combined with the added advantage of being easily digestible makes it very suitable for elderly persons and children too!!
2. Oluwombo(Chicken or beef cooked in the banana leaf bag) is a traditional dish from the Central Region of Uganda. Originally, it was served exclusively to Kings and Princes but now, it is enjoyed by all. The unique taste and meticulous preparation of OLUWOMBO gives it a pride of place on special occasions like weddings and thanksgiving ceremonies. Dried fish, mushrooms or peanut paste can be used as a substitute to chicken or beef in this dish.
You can download the recipe from Mali here
The recipe from Uganda can be found here.

June 6, 2019
9th Historic teaser: The 10th decade: MWIA in the digital and online era (2009-2019)
MWIA went with the times and the decade saw the increased use by MWIA of digital technology, webinars and skype meetings such as e.g.

  • 2014: Launch of a MWIA webinar series.
  • 2016: Launch of a MWIA teaching module on violence with case studies
  • 2017: MWIA membership survey; over 1150 responses
  • 2017/2018: MWIA survey on sexual harassment
  • 2017:  New MWIA flyer in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • 2017: New Facebook page and group: https://www.facebook.come/mwia.network
  • 2018: Piloting the first MWIA workshop on violence at the MWIA regional meeting Africa & New East, Nairobi, Kenya

The full ext of the article can be downloaded here.
The historic teaser series will close with a quiz about the content of all 9 historic teasers in July.

May 31, 2019
Recipes came in good numbers! Many thanks These three are the last of our May recipes- 10 more are to come in June! Please don´t send us more recipes!
1. Jansson’s Temptation from Sweden

It is a popular late night dish – a salty snack that can be served to friends and guests after a night out, for example at Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.  It is often served as a part of smörgåsbord buffet meal.
You can download the recipe here.
2. Cawl- Welsh Broth from the UK
This is the most famous Welsh dish. It is simple yet nutritious and is usually served with cheese and bread.Cawl is typically eaten on St David’s Day March 1st.
You can download the recipe here.
3. Nkontomire Stew/Palava Sauce (Spinach Sauce) from Ghana
Nkontomire stew is a common dish that is cooked and enjoyed all across Ghana.  It is nutritious and a very cool way to get children to enjoy their greens as it is very tasty and goes with anything. A very forgiving recipe, any type of spinach leaves can be used and all ingredients can be varied with surprisingly good results.
You can download the recipe here.

May 27, 2019
Two of our five May MWIA centennial recipes are coming from Italy: Anchovies with Origan and Parmesan Eggplant
Both recipes are great examples for the world known Mediterranean Diet!
You can downlaod both recipes here:
* Anchovies with Origan

* Parmesan eggplant

More recipes from Ghana, Sweden and a Welsh recipe from the UK will be shared very soon.

May 11, 2019
MWIA is co-hosting a side event at Women Deliver – The Future of Medicine: Empowering Women Physician Leaders
MWIA is in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association, Joule, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and Women in Global Health.
Date: Sun, 2 June 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT.
Learn more and register by visiting their website

May 1, 2019
8th Historic teaser: The 9th decade of MWIA – MWIA a strong advocate for Gender Mainstreaming (1999-2008)
In 1994, at the 4th International Conference on Women`s health in Beijing the topic of gender mainstreaming was discussed and MWIA decided to choose gender mainstreaming as one of its top priority topics. Therefore, experts and the MWIA Executive met at a workshop at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy and developed a Training Manual for Gender Mainstreaming in health in 2001. It was published in 2002 and updated in 2013. Later MWIA stood up to its role as an educator once again and published a Training Manual For Adolescent Sexuality in 2004, which was updated 2013. MWIA also continued on fighting for a better health care for children and women. The full ext of the article can be downloaded here.

The April MWIA centennial recipe comes from Italy
This delicious soup is called  is called “Ferrara’s Breadsoup (PANA’)”. It is one of the many recipes in Italian Cuisine which make use of left-over bread (Venetian, Panada, Tuscan, Ribollita, etc). The “la coppa” bread used is a twisted bread which first appeared in Ferrara (city in Italy) on the duke’s table during the 1536 Carnival.  Since then it has been considered Ferrara’s bread of excellence and is still  eaten every day in most families.
You can download the recipe here.

April 13, 2019
MWIA CENTENNIAL COLLAGE INITIATIVE- FABRIC SQUARE FROM THAILAND
It is a pleasure to share with you two fabric square submissions from Thai Medical Women’s Association (TMWA). One is a Thai style tapestry of the centennial logo on ivory – white Thai silk. It is beautifully crafted and we have decided to make it the central piece of the collage.
The second design is also made of silk and shows the emblem of the Thai Medical Women’s Association (TMWA) representing the medical torch under the queen’s crown. More information can be found here.

April  8, 2019
7th Historic teaser: The 8th decade of MWIA – Increasing visibility and the Young Forum is born (1989-1998)
MWIA from inception has had 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. Also the MWIA Young Forum was established.
During the general assembly´s held in the 8th decade, the following resolutions were made on Human Rights, HIV/AIDS, Gender Related data, Maternal & Child Health, Violence, Child Abuse, Communicable diseases, Smoking and its effect on a child’s health, Aging/ Menopause, cancers & screening, Medical Education & training (1992:9):
Some of statements and resolutions made are still relevant today:

  • MWIA condemns all forms of female genital mutilation and harmful practices
  • MWIA recognized culturally appropriate health education
  • MWIA´s recognition of the HIV pandemic
  • MWIA strongly supported strategies to reduce peri-natal and infant mortality
  • MWIA strongly supported the World Declaration on the Control of Malaria
  • MWIA made an urgent statement for the condemnation of traditional and cultural practices harmful to widows

In 1995 was also the historic Beijing women’s conference where Hilary Clinton proclaimed “Women’s Rights are Human rights”. A landmark celebration during the decade was the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the theme “From Words to Deeds”The full text of the article can be downloaded here.

March 25, 2019
The MWIA March newsletter is available now for downloading!

March 23, 2019
6th Historic teaser: The 7th decade of MWIA - MWIA Celebrates Diamond (60 years) Jubilee (1979-1988)
MWIA grew in number and became more influential during this decade. The young forum was established in 1982 which is now known as the special interest group for young doctors and medical students. During the decade, two member national  associations celebrated their sliver (25 years) jubilee Finland and Thailand. The MWIA historical records were deposited for the first time in the archives of the Women’s Medical College, Pennsylvania and the first regional conference in the Near East & Africa region took place in Jerusalem, Israel. This decade also witnessed the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 to Dr Barbara McClintock for her discovery of “jumping genes”. The  full text of the article can be downloaded here.

March 17, 2019
MWIA held a successful parallel event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63)
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) has ended its first week at UN Headquarters in New York City. The priority theme is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women, with the review theme being women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. MWIA was well represented at CSW with members from Australia, Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Taiwan, UK, and USA.
MWIA’s parallel event on Wednesday, March 13th was full to overflowing, giving many members the opportunity to highlight their work under the theme of Medical Women and their role in sustainble infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Dr. Gigi Osler, President of the Canadian Medical Association, and Dr. Ching-Yi Lin, legislator at large in Taiwan, were the two keynote speakers. The picture above shows the speakers at the MWIA parallel event.
Sincere thanks goes to Dr. Satty Gill Keswani and Dr. Padmini Murthy, MWIA’s permanent reps to the UN, for the work they do all year long at the UN on our behalf. The picture below shows Drs. Keswani,Murthy and Ross in front of the health display at the UN Headquarters.Please see a full report for all CSW activities here.

March 16, 2019
MWIA CENTENNIAL COLLAGE INITIATIVE- FABRIC SQUARE FROM MALIThe Network of Women Doctors of Mali (RFM) shared with us this fabric square submission which is made of cotton, and is woven traditionally in the whole country. This square of traditional fabric was dyed using a traditional technique known in Mali as “Bogolan”. “Bogolan” is traditionally worn by hunters who use it both as camouflage and ritual protection. It is also a customary belief that this fabric has the power to absorb dangerous forces released during childbirth.
The map shown on the front is that of Mali and the colors green, gold and red are the colors of the national flag, which is embroidered by hand. The ideogram that borders the square of fabric expresses the bravery of the women.
More information can be found here.

March 15, 2019
March  MWIA centennial recipe is available for download- Chicken with galangal in coconut milk soup from Thailand
This delicious dish is called Thai Tom Kha Gai. This homemade recipe is adapted for modern day lifestyle. In earlier times cooks would do everything without measurements and use fresh coconut milk from scratch.
You can download the recipe here.

March 4, 2019
Perception and Use of Contraceptives Among Kenyan Youth
Please read this inspiring and thought-provoking well-written blog by Dr. Beverly Johnson – immediate past president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC). FMWC is a member national association of MWIA.
She traveled to Kenya in the fall of 2018 to attend the regional meeting Africa & Near East of the Medical Women´s International Association (MWIA). There, she and Dr. Clarissa Fabre from the UK ( President-Elect of MWIA) discussed the issues surrounding contraception in young women in Kenya. They knew they wanted to share their stories globally.The picture shows Dr. Bev Johnson, FMWC, Dr. Yvonee Olwang’, Dr. Michelle Musoga and Dr. Clarissa Fabre, MWIA.
https://fmwc.ca/perception-and-use-of-contraceptives-among-kenyan-youth/

February 21, 2019
MWIA condemns all forms of sexual harassment, sexism and bullying in medicine
Lately, there were many global reports on sexual harassment, sexism and bullying of female physicians and female medical students. Commenting on this, MWIA president Prof. Bettina Pfleiderer said: “Those reports clearly show that the measures adopted so far have not solved this problem. Medical associations need to play an active part in tackling these human right violations!”  At the last international congress held in Vienna in 2016, MWIA had already passed a resolution that clearly stated that “health workers are entitled to work free from occupational stress and threat (in a safe environment, free from harassment, discrimination, violence, verbal and physical bullying)”. In response to this resolution, MWIA had conducted a member survey asking questions about harassment, discrimination, violence, verbal and physical bullying. MWIA’ s scientific committee is using the results of this survey to draft a policy and guideline document which serves as an advocacy tool and guide used in tackling this form of violence against female physicians and female students. It is planned to present this document at our coming MWIA Centennial Congress in July 2019.

Resolution Passed in Vienna 2016
Resolution No. 5. Violence against Health workers. Whereas patient-initiated violence against health workers has serious health effects on the health workers and the community.
MWIA resolves that health workers are entitled to work free from occupational stress and threat (in a safe environment, free from harassment, discrimination, violence, verbal and physical bully

Press statement in English for download
Press statement in Spanish for downloadMWIA condena todas las formas de acoso sexual, sexismo y bullying en la medicina!

February 17, 2019
Next MWIA centennial recipe is available for download - Bulgogi, Easy Korean BBQ beef
The dish’s origins stretch back to the Goguryeo era (37 B.C. to 668 A.D.), the evolution of a kebab-like skewered meat preparation called Maekjeok, Maek is a reference to Goguryeo which is one of the earliest Korean kingdom. Bulgogi was collectively regarded as the most popular food in Korea.
As Koreans immigrated to the U.S and other countries. They naturally brought Bulgogi with them. In Western, Bulgogi’s evolution appears to have continued in subtle ways: Here, you’ll less often see Bulgogi’s brothy form, and “grilled” varieties are sometimes prepared in a hot stovetop skillet, perhaps a reflection that many American homes lack charcoal braziers or even a grill. Here is the recipe with some historic background information on Bulgogi

February 12, 2109
5th Historic teaser: MWIA witnessed its golden (50 years) Jubilee celebration (1969-1978)
The decade begins in 1969 with the establishment of the permanent Secretariat in Vienna and a celebration of its golden jubilee. The opening ceremony at the 12th International MWIA congress in Melbourne Australia was a roaring success. MWIA members all celebrated when the Australian medical women doctors won equal pay with their male colleagues in 1969.
The MWIA President joined with others to encourage the United Nations to declare 1974 as “World Population Year“ and the 14th international congress was held in Manila, Brazil to celebrate this achievement. Dr. S. Oludayisi Oduntan who attended this Brazil Congress came back to her country of Nigeria, inspired and in 1976 the first medical women association from black Africa was inaugurated in Nigeria (MWAN).
The decade also saw the end of a three year Biafra civil war of starvation that took place from 1968 to 1970, when photographs of starving children with huge distended stomachs adorned television screens and the front pages of newspapers. Documented by Chinua Achebe in “There Was a Country“, and the award winning fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun. The full text of the article can be downloaded here.

February 6, 2019
MWIA February recipe available for download 
We have shared recipes from Nigeria, Brazil, Australia and France so far. This recipe is from the American Medical Women Association and describes how you can prepare homemade biscuits of Appalachia.
This recipe is a family favourite from the hills of Appalachia because it requires very few ingredients. It is a very modifiable recipe. People tend to vary it and even roll the dough out in different ways. The author recommends playing with the recipe and experimenting!

January 28, 2019
4th Historic teaser: Under the glass ceiling (1959-1968)
The decade of 1960s comes across as a time when although females were allowed to pursue a medical degree and practice medicine afterwards, it was still a challenge of astronomical proportions;  change is not easy to bring about. Even though medical schools had started to admit female medical students in the 1940s, the number remained low; e.g. in 1968, female medical students accounted for 20 – 25% of all medical students in the UK. MWIA was an important ambassador of change already 50 years ago.
In 1963,
the 9st International MWIA congress was held at the Manila Philippines Auditorium named after Dr Esther Lovejoy at the Congress. This was also the first International MWIA congress in Far East. An extraordinary general meeting was held in Norway with 585 participants from 26 countries. The full text of the article can be downloaded here.

January 27, 2019
Second Special update for the congress is online
The Second Special Update regarding the MWIA Centennial Congress being held in New York City July 25-28, 2019 can be downloaded here
In the first section which provides information about the Congress, there are a number of time-limited opportunities that may interest you.
In the following sections, there are requests of particular interest to the National Coordinators and Presidents of each National Association to provide their information that will then appear in the Congress Report as a permanent record.  This information needs to be with the Secretariat at secretariat(add)mwia.net by April 1st at the latest.
Please take time to note these deadlines.
Should you have any questions about the congress visit the website at https://www.amwa-doc.org/mwia100/
Any tweets should have the hashtag #MWIA100
MWIA lis looking forward to seeing you in New York City!

January 19, 2019
MWIA CENTENNIAL COLLAGE INITIATIVE- FABRIC SQUARE FROM INDIA
The Association of Medical Women in India (AMWI) has submitted a fabric square towards the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) centennial collage.
The collage picture has on the front,  a  Paisley design and on the back, graphics with a map of the states that make up India.
In the words of AMWI, “The fabric collage pattern “paisley” is a signature pattern of the Indian art used all over the country. The colors red, blue and green are a popular combination in India. It is embroidered on the classic South Indian Kanjeevaram silk. Various crafts of different states are depicted on the back “.
The black ribbons attached to the four corners of the square will not hang free but will be tied to other similar sized fabrics from MWIA member countries. We look forward to the submission by other countries and as we tie each string to another, the message of our unity in diversity is reinforced.
The teaser with the pictures of the square can be found here.

January 3, 2019
3rd Historic teaser: The Amazing Story of MWIA continues (1949-1958)
Over the years, medical women have proven their mettle and have left a mark on the pages of history. They have battled stereotypes, racism, and sexism within the field of medicine. We remember them today with pride and find ways to keep them alive in our memories. The occasion of MWIA’s Centennial is an opportunity to give pause and consider where women physicians have come from, honour the rich history of MWIA and look at our story together. Let’s first focus on the major events of this Fourth decade, 1949-1958 and then a few of the medical milestones.
The full article can be downloaded here. 

January 1, 2019
MWIA January recipe available for download
Welcome to the first teaser for the year  2019. We have so far enjoyed recipes from Nigeria, Brazil and Australia.This comes to you from the French Medical Women Association. This recipe describes how you can prepare a French Onion Soup.
The ancient origins of this soup date back to the middle-ages with the famous cook Taillevent.  Historically, it gained its reputation at the Halles de Paris, a large covered market in the centre of Paris which was demolished in 1971 and replaced by the Forum des Halles Shopping Center.The count down continues as we have about 7 months to go to the MWIA Centennial in July 2019.
Look out for  where the “recipe train” will be stopping next!

December 15, 2018
The MWIA December newsletter is available now for downloading!

December 12, 2018
MWIA centennial congress- update from the AMWA Local Organizing Committee

We are happy to announce that we have more than 350 attendees registered to date.
If you haven’t booked your hotel room at the host venue, the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, we suggest that you make your booking (https://book.passkey.com/event/49707929/owner/13490/home) as soon as possible as we expect to sell out fast.
We have added to the program: a Story Slam, MWIA Centennial Film (send us your videos!), art display, and more.
Posters will still be accepted on a rolling basis. Submission (https://form.jotform.com/80212333584147) deadline is February 28, 2019.

December 8, 2018
Film and Medicine
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) presents a CME program on Myalgic Encephalopathy (Chronic Fatigue) through the award-winning, critically acclaimed film Unrest.
VIEW THE FILM HERE:  amwa-doc.org/unrest

November 2018
2nd Historic teaser: Medical women in the Second World War and later
In the third decade of MWIA (1939-1948) there had been no MWIA meetings for 9 years. In 1947, the fifth MWIA Congress was held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 350 members with the theme: What are the responsibilities of Medical Women in the Reconstruction of the World, as Physicians, Social Workers, Internationalists?
In this decade women were allowed to study medicine in many countries, for example Harvard Medical School finally started to admit women in 1945. Also  Gerty Cori became the first female doctor to win the Nobel Prize in the category of medicine and physiology in 1947.
Interested to learn more about the third decade of MWIA and medical women history? Here is the link to the full article with pictures. 

November 24, 2018
Medical women in the Second World War and later
In the third decade of MWIA (1939-1948) there had been no MWIA meetings for 9 years. In 1947, the fifth MWIA Congress was held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 350 members with the theme: What are the responsibilities of Medical Women in the Reconstruction of the World, as Physicians, Social Workers, Internationalists?
In this decade women were allowed to study medicine in many countries, for example Harvard Medical School finally started to admit women in 1945. Also  Gerty Cori became the first female doctor to win the Nobel Prize in the category of medicine and physiology in 1947.

Interested to learn more about the third decade of MWIA and medical women history? Here is the link to the full article with pictures.

This is the second of our centennial historical articles series highlighting MWIA´s history till the centennial congress in New York in July 2019.

November 18, 2018
Call for activity for the centennial reports of the yMWIA
As you know the MWIA Centennial is less than a year ahead of us. In preparation of this great conference, the yMWIA executive would like to write a report with all of our activities. Even if your work is still in progress, we sincerely hope you can find some time to share an abstract or to send your report to us. Thank you!
For more information, please see this letter. 

November 15, 2018
MWIA supports the campaign to raise awareness for the impact diabetes has on health!
At 14th November, 2018 the world celebrated the  World Diabetes Day. The day was first introduced in 1991 to raise awareness about diabetes: its causes, its prevention and the devastating effect it has on human lives and healthcare systems worldwide.The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 was The Family and Diabetes.
The campaign is to raise awareness of the impact Diabetes has on the family and the main areas of focus are: Discover Diabetes, Prevent Diabetes and Manage Diabetes. MWIA supports this campaign – please see your statement here.

November 2, 2018
First November recipe available for download

We invite you to try the November recipe Brigadeiro – A Brazilian Treat as we count down to the MWIA centennial celebration in New York City. Registration is now open and only a click away.

November 1, 2018

  • The actual MWIA centennial congress program prospectus can be downloaded here
  • Also there a some further information of the American LOC where MWIA members can participate at the centennial congress. Please have a look here!
  • A letter from the centennial bazaar subcommittee can be downloaded here.

October 29, 2018
MWIA was celebrating its 99 birthday a few days ago!
The association was officially formed on October 25, 1919 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.
Interested to learn more about the first two decades of MWIA? Here is the link to the full article with pictures.
This is the first of our centennial historical articles series highlighting MWIA´s history till the centennial congress in New York in July 2019.

October 9, 2018
First October recipe available for download
We invite you to try the October recipe Agidi with Tomato Stew and Lemon Grass Tea as we count down to the MWIA centennial celebration in New York City.

Link to all articles related to MWIA centennial activities

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