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MWIA and AMWA were well represented by members during CSW in March 2015 at the United Nations. Drs. Murthy and Keswani have been following the various UN activities with regard to Post 2015, Beijing Plus 20 and the SDGs.

Dr. Murthy has been working on behalf of MWIA and AMWA with Zonta International and Afya foundation and has been able to send 900 Birthing Kits to Nepal in May 2015. She has also been working with her medical students at NYMC and Afya foundation and in June 2015 and this resulted in sending 38 bags of warm clothing and other supplies to Nepal as well.

In April 2015 Mini Murthy attended at the 100th Centennial Celebration of AMWA at Chicago and presented a report of UN activities on behalf of Dr. Keswani and her.

In May 2015 Mini Murthy was invited to speak representing MWIA and AMWA at the 9th Annual Women’s Symposium at SIAS International University in China, on maternal and child health and post 2015. She was named “Millennium Maker awardee” at this symposium. Mini Murthy has been attending various UN briefings on post 2015 agenda representing MWIA and AMWA.

In June 2015, Mini Murthy represented MWIA and AMWA and moderated a high level panel discussion on Cervical Cancer which was co-sponsored by Permanent Mission of Grenada under the My Sisters Health Watch Initiative. She was invited to present at a panel commemorating the UN 1st International Day of Yoga which was co-sponsored by the UNFPA and UN staff Recreation Council Enlightenment society.

Dr. Murthy has been reelected to the executive committee of the NGO CSW NY for a 2 year term and will continue to represent MWIA.

Report submitted by Mini Murthy on behalf of Satty Keswani and Mini Murthy

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