BBC Woman's Hour Celebrates 100 Years of the MWF

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09 October 2017

2017 marks the centenary of the Medical Women's Federation. To celebrate, BBC Woman's Hour spoke to leading female clinicians about the women from medical history who inspired them.

MWF president Professor Dame Parveen Kumar discussed the work of Dr Jane Walker, who dedicated her life to helping Tuberculosis patients with open air sanatoriums and founded the MWF in 2017. The important question of why women doctors still need support to fully achieve equality is discussed, along with the lasting relevance of the Medical Women's Federation in 2017 and beyond.

You can listen to the inspiring interview here.


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Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians



Photo Gallery from the MWF Centenary Celebrations 100 Years of Medical Women

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29 June 2017

Scroll down and enjoy a selection of photos from our week of celebratory events held in May 2017 to recognise 100 Years of Medical Women: The Past, Present and Future!


Wednesday 10th May 2017 - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery - Launch Event

Thursday 11th May 2017 - BMA House - 'Putting Yourself Forward'

Thursday 11th May 2017 - Royal Society of Medicine - Opening Ceremony with HRH Princess Anne

Friday 12th May 2017 - BMA House - The Past, Present and Future

 Friday 12th May  - House of Lords Dinner with HRH The Duchess of Gloucester

 Saturday 13th May 2017 - Boat Trip on the Thames and Dinner in Greenwich 

MWF President, Professor Parveen Kumar made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours

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19 June 2017


Congratulations to our President, Professor Parveen Kumar who has been honoured with a Damehood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to medicine and medical education.

As co-author and editor of the iconic medical textbook Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, Professor Kumar is an inspirational woman in medicine. We are delighted that she has been recognised for all the wonderful work she has done, and continues to do for medicine and medical education. 

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