The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria is a non-governmental, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization of female medical and dental doctors in Nigeria.
We are dedicated to promoting women’s health, improving professional development and personal well being of our members and increasing the influence of women in all aspect of medical profession. Our aim is to expand the role of woman in the achievement and maintenance of health throughout Nigeria.
1. To provide a means of communication and cooperation between medical women in different countries.
2. To promote the general interest of medical women throughout the world regardless of race, religion or political views.
3. To afford opportunities for medical women to meet in order to discuss questions concerning the health and wellbeing of humanity.
As a result of the progress made by women doctor, it further introduced the following aims:
a. To stimulate, encourage and promote the entry of women into medical and allied schools throughout the world and assist them in optimum utilization of their medical training.
b. To aid medical women particularly in the developing countries to obtain fellowship for study abroad, grants for research projects in their own country and grants for travel and to attend scientific assemblies; and
c. To encourage medical women to recognize the importance of the inter relationships of environment and social aspect of life as an influence on health and the necessity for health education in the community they live in and matters affecting physical and metal well being.
Adapted from Physician’s Oath – Geneva Declaration.
Adopted by the 2nd World Medical Assembly (WMA), Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948 and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Australia, 1968and 35th WMA, Stocklom September, 1944.
AT THIS TIME BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG)
I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.
I WILL GIVE to my members the respect and gratitude which is due.
I WILL SERVE my association with conscience and dignity. The needs of my members will be consideration.
I WILL MAINTAIN in my power, the honour and able tradition of the association.
MWAN MEMBERS WILL be my sisters
I WILL NOT PERMIT consideration of age, disease and disability, creed, ethnic, origin, gender, nationality, political, race, sexual orientation and social standing to intervene between me and my members.
I WILL MAKE these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.