ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMMES
PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES OF MWAN
- MWAN executes programmes and activities that target on all levels of prevention and containment of health and health related issues. These include screening for Cancers of Breast, Cervix, and other gynaecologic cancers; Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Sickle cell Disease, etc; advocacy at various levels of government on policies and programmes to improve women and children reproductive health right; health promoting schools’ activities such as provision of bore holes, toilet facilities and beautification of school environments. MWAN provides vaccination to children and adolescent girls especially Human Papilloma Virus vaccine against Cervical cancer. The association also embarks on health enlightenments programmes through electronic and print media, and health education to schools, markets and religious houses. MWAN also conducts free medical outreaches to communities, as well as provision of water, food, and other relief materials to Internally Displaced persons [IDPs].
- MWAN in collaboration with some Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations has been in the forefront of fighting against some reproductive health rights’ failing of women and children in Nigeria. MWAN was a key stakeholder in the process that led to the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill [VAPP Bill] that has been signed into law. She is also partnering with other key stakeholders to tackle issues related to violence against women. MWAN’s relationship with National Council for Women Societies [NCWS], Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, FIDA, and Association of Women Judges has been reinvigorated to ensure our relativity as we liaise to prevent and eliminate violence against women and advocate for the personal safety of women girls.
1 1The Association also contributes to the improvement of the health indices and human capacity development of the country by conduction of career guidance and counselling in secondary schools, and mentoring of medical students and young doctors.
- The Association has distributed Water Sterilizing Devices and Ultrasound Machines, donated to her, to over 30 secondary and tertiary facilities in the country.
- In response to the plight of the women and children, unfortunately displaced from the comfort of their homes by insurgency, MWAN provided a mini water project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa state and donated food items and other relief materials to IDPs in Abuja, Edo, and Kano States.
- MWAN has established health clinics for physically handicapped persons especially the visually impaired persons and the blind, and has continued to commemorate important global public health days: International Women’s Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Hand Washing Day, World Malaria Day etc
- The Association has sponsored the training of some of her members on the operation and use of Ultrasound Machine. Some MWAN members have benefitted on training on Leadership and Governance, ownership and management of NGOs, Doctors as Educators programme, etc.
- MWAN conducts cutting-edge, multi-centre researches on maternal and child health, as well as extensive advocacy network for the promotion of women and new born health. Through her Young Doctor Forum (YDF), the association has published a monograph on Menstrual Hygiene.
- MWAN participates actively in all activities relating to Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Medical Women’s International Association [MWIA], and National Council for Women Societies (NCWS). MWAN currently has some of her members in the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Ipas, National primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CSSUNN), Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Seplat Petroleum, British high commission, National Population Commission, and Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH). Executive Council and Committees, at both national and State levels of NMA, membership of various committees of MWIA and presently serves as the Chairperson of Health Committee of NCWS.
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