Welcome to Magee Womancare International (MWI)
Working to improve women's health globally
In a giving mood? You can support local and international women's health programs by donating to our Womancare International Fund.
"Because all women should have equal access to quality health information and care."
2. MWI is accepting online host family applications for our "Youth Leadership and Teacher Professional Development Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2015".
Hosting dates in Pittsburgh: April 4-20th, 2015
Applicaiton deadline is December 31, 2014. Apply NOW!
For more information on our YLP BiH program, the benefits of hosting, and access to our online application, please visit the YLP BiH webpage.
3. YLP Nepal 2014
MWI has published the fourth edition of the YLP Nepal 2014 newsletter. In this edition, the Nepal delegates reflect on their experiences during the May exchange and introduce their Community Action Plan.
The U.S. delegates have returned from their 3-week exchange in Nepal. Thanks to our in country partners, Nepal Break Dance Foundation, the delegates had a wonderful learning experience. The U.S. team has started their CAP meeting sessions already to begin to develop their Community Action Plan and submit their proposal narrative and budget to MWI.
Learn more about our YLP Nepal 2014 international exchange program.
4. MWI has kicked off our Wisewomen Ministries program, funded by Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh.
This program will provide culturally appropriate breast health education and navigation services to international and African American women in Pittsburgh! MWI will equip and empower local women to become the Wisewomen of their community on breast health information and referral services. Learn more about our Wisewomen program!
Our community partners include:
Bethlehem Baptist in McKeesport, PA
Casa San Jose (St. Catherine's in Beechwood and East Liberty Presbyterian)
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland
Jewish Family & Children's Service in the Hilltop area (Mount Oliver and Carrick)
South Hill Interfaith Ministries in Prospect Park
5. In May 2014, MWI hosted 5 Russian physicians at Magee-Womens Hospital for the Open World program.
A delegation of five Russian obstetric gynecologists visited Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Magee-Womens Research Institute for a comprehensive program exploring advanced care practices and scientific research for a wide range of women's health issues. The delegation was hosted in Pittsburgh May 23-31, 2014. They discussed best practices in gynecolgical care, obstetrics, neonatology, mid-wifery, maternal/fetal care, and prenatal care with our American physicians. They also learned about Magee's significant research advances in ovarian cancer, breast cancer, fertility, reproductive biology, and uterine prolapse. Members of the delegation shadowed physicians and nurses in Magee's neonatal intensive care unit, birth center, breast imaging center, and spent time in MWRI's laboratories observing current research projects and technology.
This visit was managed by Open World Leadership Center, a support agency of the United States Congress. The Open World program enhances understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the U.S. and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to American democracy.