The 21st Biennial Conference & General Assembly Asaba 2019 commenced on a strong note with the minister of Health, Minister of State for Health, Executives of MWAN, Members and dignitaries in attendance at the opening ceremony
The 21st Biennial Conference and General Assembly Asaba 2019 commenced with Outreach/Courtesy calls on Wednesday 11th September, 2019. The was followed on Thursday 12th September, 2019 with Pre-Conference Events, Welcome Cocktail and NEC Meeting. The Conference commenced proper on Friday 14th September, 2019 With Opening Ceremony with the Honourable minister of Health, Minister of State for Health, Executives of MWAN (Past and Present), Members and dignitaries in attendance . The Minster of Health declared the conference opened.
MWIA PRESIDENT INTRODUCED TO PRESIDENT BUHARI
The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, OFR, KSG today led a delegation of Medical Women and other Women Leaders as she presented in audience to Mr. President Buhari, Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi as first Nigerian President of the Medical Women International Association, since its establishment 100 years ago
National President of NMA Dr Francis Faduyile yesterday led the NMA NOC,the LOC of the National Health Summit (NHS), the state BOC and heads of affiliates on advocacy visit to H.E. Dr. (Sen) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa the Executive Governor of Delta state at Government House, Asaba.
Highlights of the visit are:
1. His Excellency (H.E) graciously accepted to be part of the NHS as he accepted to present the keynote address at the occasion and also provide some level of support towards the successful hosting of the event.
2. H.E expressed surprise at the non implementation of *corrected CONMESS in DELSU* as he recalled that EXCO had approved it a long time ago. He assured all present that he will look into why it is yet to be implemented by the Vice Chancellor with a view to ensuring compliance and it’s implementation. He called on the Commissioner for Health and the Commissioner for Higher Education to furnish him with information on this..NADUHS will smile soon
MWAN Rivers State Branch Annual Scientific Conference
The National President of MWAN, Dr. M.I. Oseji was the guest speaker at MWAN Rivers State Branch annual Scientific conference on the 10th of October 2019. She delivered a lecture titled “Sustaining Health for all, Attending to our own Health- Practice of Self Care”
MWAN Celebrates The Girl Child
The theme for this year is Girl force, unscripted, unstoppable.
The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, MWAN through her state branches commemorated the day with road walks, school visitations, radio talk shows and TV broadcasts across the country to sensitize the public on the importance of educating the girl child as this will make them attain whatever heights they aspire to get to.
Various gifts items like sanitary pads and customized notebooks were distributed to the students.
MWAN National pays courtesy call to the DG NPHCDA at Abuja. This visit to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency was led by the MWAN National President, Dr. Joyce Barber
The Nigerian Woman & Health Care symposium was organised by the Medical Women’s A Part1
The Scanners supplied by the DAK Foundation of Australia has been distributed to the various states and the midwives are currently undergoing relevant training for the use of the equipment.
The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) is proud to have her excellency, Mrs Aisha Buhari as her grand patron.
We are fully in support of noble vision of our patron through her foundation to secure future for women, youths and children.
Using the platform of the Future Assured, activities such as health and social initiatives, education and empowerment to reduce poverty have been embarked upon the six geopolitical zones.
Mrs. Buhari has gone far beyond advocacy to setting an example to philanthropists on how impact can be achieved quickly. She has also helped in advocacy for health, rights and protection for the underprivileged.
She has done wonders in showing good example to wives of Governors and other public officials on what they can do in their respective domains.
We are pleased to be associated with the Aisha Buhari Foundation which has a mission to optimize the potentials of women, youths and children through interventions in health, education and economic empowerment.
“MATRIS ANIMO CURANT” (HEAL WITH THE LOVE OF A MOTHER)
Induction Ceremony & Mentoring of Foreign Trained Female Doctors
Cross section of foreign female doctors with excitement and great sense of fulfillment at last induction ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. these doctors who studied overseas have also passed the examination which qualifies them to practice their medical profession in Nigeria
The National President of MWAN, Dr. Joyce Barber addressing the newly inducted foreign female doctors who studied overseas and have also passed the examination which qualifies them to practice their medical profession in Nigeria.
The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole at the induction ceremony of the oversea trained doctors. Present at the occasion were The Registrar of Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr. Sanusi, The NMA President, Dr. Francis Fadyule, MWAN National President,Joyce Barber with other dignitaries.
This is a tour of activities across the various states. Our coverage cuts across all boundaries
An Icon Goes Home
The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (M.W.A.N.) is a non-governmental, non-profit oriented association. Membership is for fully registered female medical and dental practitioners.
The association is an affiliate of Medical Women’s International Association (M.W.I.A.) and Nigeria Medical Association (N.M.A.).
We are posed to improve the lives of women, young girls, children and invariably that of the community in Nigeria by embarking on health awareness campaigns, using the WORTHYI (Women’s Rights To Health Information) and Safe Motherhood tenets.
The association harnesses all the resources available from members (Female Doctors) and collaborates with relevant Government Ministries (FMOH)/Agencies, Development Partners (UNICEF, UN Women, and W.H.O) and NGO’s (IPAS) to meet the objectives of her two slogans.
Our Screening activities focus mainly on two common cancers in women, BREAST and CERVICAL CANCERS employing simple methods that provide results on the field such as Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) and breast examination for cervical and breast cancer screening respectively. PAP smears and breast mammograms screening services are offered when financial resources are available. Our health awareness and promotion activities have recently been expanded to include the youths of our environment with great outcomes particularly an enhanced understanding of reproductive health issues.
We also encourage and actively participate in activities that promote professionalism among our members and medical doctors generally.
In this regard we run Continuous Medical Education Programs for Medical Doctors.
Our senior and experienced members provide a strong mentoring support for our young female doctors to inculcate the habit of community service. Our activities are financed by our members and Philanthropists.