Who We Are

We are dedicated to promoting women’s health, improving professional development and personal well being of our members…


To serve humanity in pursuit of positive health programmes/projects throughout MWAN state branches to the entire Nigerian populace…


To be foremost medical association in Nigeria in the maintenance of quality health in Nigeria through the world…


High ethical standard of practice

Welfare of members

Compassionate service


Professionalism and Excellence


The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) was founded in Ibadan in 1976 and registered with the MWIA (The Medical Women’s International Association) at it’s 10th congress in Tokyo, Japan in the same year. Since then 27 state branches have been formed as an affiliate of the MWIA, MWAN has consultative status with the Economic Emergency Fund and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, Liaison is maintained with the planned Parenthood Federation, the International Council of Women, amongst others.

“Matrisanimo curant" meaning “Healing with the LOVE of a mother”


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What we are doing...

FG Orders Police to Investigate Omozuwa’s Rape, Killing Abuse of Minor

Lawan, group seek stiff penalties, arrest of suspects, MWAN demands Justice The Federal Government yesterday ordered the police authories to unravel the circumstances surrounding the rape and murder of a female student of the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa in Benin City, Edo State. It also ordered immediate investigation of the sexual abuse of […]

MWAN Edo Activities on Justice for Uwaila

1. Meeting with the Commissioner of Police today at 2pm with Sexual Gender Based Violence Response Team (SGBV-RT) in Edo State. 2. A press statement release 3. Social media advocacy with posters and Say No Rape video campaigns.

MWAN Edo advocacy on GBV/Rape on KU FM

Dr Petronilla Akpan represented MWAN Edo today in an advocacy program teaching the public on what to do in cases of Gender Based Violence. She also intimated them on all MWAN Edo has done to curb GBV in Edo state. MWAN Edo says No to GBV! #JusceForUwaila

MWAN Edo Condemn Rape and Murder of UNIBEN Student

The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Edo state has decried the news of the rape and subsequent murder of Miss Vera Omozuwa. The victim was a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin(UNIBEN) before her travail. Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin, President of MWAN Edo, in a statement described the incident as “devilish acts […]

MWAN attends the symposium held to Commemorate World Mental Health Day

Dr Am Archibong representing the MWAN Edo President Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin at the symposium held to Commemorate World Mental Health Day in Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Benin city. Also present was the CMD of FNPH and chairman Reach out Edo People Organization.

MWAN Edo Celebrates Children’s Day, 2020

1) An essay competition with the theme “Effects of teleconferencing in the educational sector during the covid 19 pandemic” was carried out for children ages 10 to 20. All participants were sent e-certificates of participation by email. The 2 winners were presented their cheques in a total of N50,000 through a zoom award ceremony. The […]

MWAN Edo Participates in World Hearing Day 2020

Certificate of participation from the World Health Organization (WHO) presented to MWAN Edo For the world hearing day 2020. #2019-2021Biennium

MWAN Edo distributes notebooks and Xmas gifts to kids & paraplegics

MWAN Edo in the spirit of Christmas distributed Mwan Edo notebooks and Xmas gifts to kids & paraplegics in over 10 Orphanages in a program organised by Joyous Foundation where 10 persons were given awards of recognition for selfless & Humanitarian services in Edo state on Dec 12th 2020. Our President Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin was […]

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