Organizational Overview

The Kenya Medical Women’s Association (KMWA) was established and registered in Kenya in 1983 as a membership independent Non-Governmental and non- profit making organization for Kenyan female Medical Doctors and Dentists.

KMWA exists to enhance the capacity and potential of medical women to voluntarily respond to the special needs of women, adolescents and children in Kenya and uplift their health status through determined action involving advocacy, information and service provision.

KMWA’s vision is to be an Association of excellence providing leadership in all matters of health. Its Mission is to champion for the improved health and dignity of society, particularly vulnerable groups through a cohesive, professional membership committed to the Association’s core values of excellence, integrity

KMWA’S Objectives

Kenya Medical Women’s Assocition was legally incorporated in 1983. its principal mandate is to promote and champion women’s health and social justice in health for children and other vulnerable groups , uphold acceptable standards and practices of healthcare in kenya and assist its members in the conduct  of sound and progressive growth in their medical profession. The association aims at becoming a strong, efficient and sustainable entity that contributes to the development of the health sector through delivery of innovative , evidence based  and need-led health services and products to its members and beneficiaries, whilst ensuring that international best practices are bought to bear in the local marketplace. Globally, it is affiliated to the Medical Women’s international Association MWIA in 1984 and attained consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1994.

KMWA contributes to the health sector through engaging in pragmatical and learning initiatives and sharing of lessons learned that are utilized by Kenya’s policy makers and advocates to improve health promotion/ prevention, care, treatment and support in Kenya. KMWA does this through a number of initiatives such as strengthening especially focusing on issues that affect women, conducting in-depth analysis of topics of interest involvement in research and development, influencing policy and sharing of best practices and advocating for their scale up. As the primary Association of women doctors, KMWA seeks to make its contribution towards making Kenya and the region become one of the most influential nations in contributing to the global response in addressing women’s health and sustainavle development.

 

Our mission and Vision

 

Vision
An association of excellence providing leadership in all matters of health.

Mission
To champion for the improved health and dignity of society, particularly vulnerable groups through a cohesive, professional membership committed to our core values of excellence, integrity and compassion.

Core Values

KMWA will promote and operate within a clear and consistent set of ethics, reflecting its core values of:-
i) Integrity
ii)Commitment
iii)Excellence
iv) Compassion
v)Cohesion

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