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Dr Eleanor Nwadinobi becomes first Nigerian President of Medical Women’s International Association

Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi has emerged as the first Nigerian to become the President of Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) in the one hundred year history of
the Association.
Dr. Nwadinobi, was elected unopposed and inaugurated as the President-elect during the Association’s 100th Anniversary (Centennial) Congress on July 28, 2019 in New York, United States of America and became the substantive President on 1st December 2019 following the resignation of former President, Dr Clarissa Fabre, from the United Kingdom.
A statement signed by Dr. Minnie Oseji, National President, Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), described Dr Nwadinobi’s emergence as President of the world body as a very proud moment for Nigeria.
According to  her, Nwadinobi’s tenure  will bring about critical interventions in women’s health is-
sues and unsurpassed visibility for Medical Women’s International Association worldwide, which will no doubt have a positive impact on the health status of women and
children in Nigeria.
 The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) is the global association of female
medical doctors and has branches in over 90 countries.
Dr Nwadinobi’s investiture which was witnessed by Ambassador Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Nigerian Ambassador/African Union Permanent Observer to the UN and Consul General of Nigeria to USA, Ben Okoyen also had in attendance Mr David Roosevelt, grandson of President Fredrick Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States of America.
Dr Nwadinobi’s passion for the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) and
Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) is evident in her commitment for more than 30 years during which she served the Association in several capacities at
the State, National and International levels including serving as the Na-
tional President of Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria
Dr. Eleanor Ann Nwadinobi,  a medical doctor, health, gender and human rights expert sits on the Board of several International and National Organisations, including Blossoms of the Vine Fellowship (BVF) and Widows Development Organisation(WiDO).
She is also a recipient of several International awards and has authored several publications.
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