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 Nigerian Medical Association (N.M.A.).
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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.