Call for Abstracts for MWIA Conference

We are now welcoming abstract submissions for our upcoming MWIA Conference slated for November 11th to 15th 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Late Abstract Submissions now accepted until September 30th 2018.

The Kenya Medical Women’s Association is proud to host the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) Regional Conference for Near East and Africa Region. This event is expected to attract high quality research papers, oral presentations and workshops from across the African Continent and Near East as well as other MWIA Regions. It provides a great platform for the women in medicine, science and global health actors to interact and exchange ideas professionally. Additionally, it will be useful for personal engagements and will facilitate networking between individual members and various MWIA member associations especially for young MWIA members.

This conference will provide a forum for academicians, industry experts and policy makers to discuss and share knowledge about the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) and advancements in health for women, children and adolescents. Researches from all sectors especially social and economic development sectors are encouraged to participate and present papers. Sectors are invited to send the latest researches, innovations and best practices for the conference.

The Conference Theme is: “Accelerating Women’s Health Agenda: Priorities and Opportunities Through SDG’s.

The Sub-themes are as stated below:

Track 1: Overview of women’s health and SDGs in the region: Challenges, Opportunities and Priorities

  • Leadership and Policy
  • The Role of Women in Medicine in Addressing SDGs
  • Health Disparities and Inequalities in Women’s Health
  • Policy and Legal Aspects
  • Why Are Women Left Behind

Track 2: Women and Health

  • Women’s Reproductive Health
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Communicable Diseases
  • NCDs and Trauma
  • Access to Affordable and Quality Healthcare
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Adolescents Reproductive Health
  • Social-economic determinants of women’s health
  • Gender and Development in Global Health
  • Investment in girls’ education and empowerment
  • Access and Quality Healthcare for all women – “What work for women”

Track 3: Promotion and Protection of Health Rights in the Context of SDGs

  • Sexual Gender Based Violence and Health as emerging concern
  • Treaties and obligations securing Women’s Health and Rights
  • Promotion and Protection of Health Rights – Ending   Discrimination and Stigma of Patients in Healthcare Settings (Right Based Approach to Service Delivery)
  • Climate Change, Environment and Women’s Health Outcome in the Region
  • Health Equity and Quality

Track 4: Health Systems Strengthening and Community Systems Strengthening

  • Universal Health Coverage and Financing: Committing to Sustainable Investment in Health
  • Sustainable Health Financing for Women and Girls: Domestic and External Resources
  • Health Insurance and Funding Mechanisms to improve women’s access to quality and affordable healthcare
  • Affordability of Health Products and Health Services
  • Out of Pocket Cost and Its Effects on Access to care for women of all ages
  • Integration: Access to Holistic Range of Health and Social Services
  • Sustainability of Women’s and Girls’ specific Health Interventions

Track 5: Women in Medicine and Appropriate Human Resource for Health

  • Academia
  • Training, Deployment and Progression
  • Life Work Balance
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Gender Disparity in Remuneration

Track 6: Accountability Framework and Mechanisms for Women’s Health

  • Development of Peer Review Mechanisms
  • Indicators and Dashboards to Measure Progress
  • Comparison with Global Frameworks
  • Benchmarking Country Performance on SDG Attainment
  • Viable Accountability Models requiring replication

Track 7: Children, Youth and Sustainable Development

  • Harnessing the Demographic Dividends
  • Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights
  •  Mental Health and Drug Abuse
  • Lifestyle Disease focussing Obesity/Anorexia

Track 8: Research, ICT and Innovation

  • Generation and Use of Evidence-Based Data for Women’s Health
  • Data Driven Technologies and Innovations in Health
  • E-Health and Application in Women’s Health
  • Challenges and Gaps

Track 9: Regional Coordination and Partnerships

  • Stock-Taking of What Exists in The Regional and Effectiveness
  • Regional Frameworks for Advancing Women’s Health and Implementation
  • Coordination and Synergies
  • Increasing Visibility and Role of Women in Medicine, Science and Technology

 Track 10: Medico-Legal Issues in Women’s Health

  • Capacity building and evidence generation to secure justice for victims
  • Knowledge management and record maintence tools for the evidence kits
  • Increasing medical malpractice and access to justice
  • Sexual Gender Based and Intimate Partner Violence

Additional topics of interest for varied community stakeholders include:

  • Road Map to Accelerating Women’s Health Opportunities and Challenges in Implementation of SDG’s.
  • Universal Health Coverage and Health Financing: Women’s Health as an Entry Point
  • Emerging Health Concerns – Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) On Women’s Health
  • Emerging Opportunities in Multipurpose HIV Prevention Commodities: Female Controlled Devices, Microbicides and Commodities in Health
  • Gender Disparities Legal and Social Determinants in Health Opportunities and Challenges
  • The role of media in women’s health agenda