This is a tour of activities across the various states. Our coverage cuts across all boundaries
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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)
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.