Advocacy & News

August 2019

Healthcare professionals and expectant mums will be targeted in a new campaign which aims to tackle the trend of giving birth before 39 to 40 weeks. 
 The campaign – Every Week Counts ( - is backed by

WHA Medal of Distinction
August 2019

Do you know of a colleague or leader in women's healthcare whose exceptional endeavours have led to genuine improvements in women’s health?

If you do, please nominate them for the Women's Healthcare Australasia Medal of Distinction for 2019, to be awarded at the WHA Safety

May 2019

Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s Health sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership

May 2019

Research by the Clinical and Population Health Perinatal Research Centre in partnership with University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District has shown that every week counts in a baby's health and development.

April 2019

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Symposium – 2 May 2019

The Queensland Health Statewide Lavender Mother-Baby Unit is hosting a perinatal and infant mental health symposium exploring: ‘Journey through recovery: Working with perinatal families across the continuum of care’.  Held 2nd May

WHA Consumer Representative SIG, women's health consumer group
March 2019

WHA invite all Maternity Consumer Representatives from our member hospitals to join a new network to discuss the issues that matter to you.  We are pleased to announce this new Special Interest Group that represents maternity consumers within our WHA Member Hospital Network.