The Royal Society of Medicine has put the spotlight on a number of women for their diverse contribution to healthcare, medicine and sciences to mark the International Women’s Day 2022
They include a Ghanaian, Dr Sylvia Anie, RSM Fellow and senior global health research manager at the National Institute for Health Research.
Dr Anie is a senior global health research manager at the National Institute for Health Research in the UK and has served as director of the gender, health and education sections at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
In 2015, she was selected and honoured as an African Science Hero and had the opportunity of addressing the UN General Assembly, New York in 2011 on HIV and Health.
Dr Anie is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemists and now works as a global consultant in sustainable human development, focusing particularly on marginalised and vulnerable groups.
Michele Acton, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Medicine, in a statement copied the Ghanaian Times Tuesday said: “Women at the Royal Society of Medicine are making exceptional contributions to healthcare, medicine and science and supporting our mission of sharing learning and supporting innovation,”
“I am proud to work alongside them as the Society strives to achieve our vision of better healthcare for better lives.
“Today,(Tuesday March 8) on International Women’s Day 2022, we are sharing just some of their many inspiring stories.”
The day coincided with the RSM’s launch of a major programme on Tackling Inequalities. The multi-year initiative will be launched in full at a special conference on 23 June 2022, developed in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the statement said.
NHS England’s Director–Health Inequalities, Dr Bola Owolabi, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, along with Professor Sir Michael Marmot.
Others mentioned in the statement were Dr Allyson Egan, Consultant in Nephrology and past President, RSM Nephrology section, Dr Sarah Filson, an infectious diseases and microbiology specialty doctor and recent Trainee Representative on the RSM Council, Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice-President, RSM Respiratory Medicine section, Professor Maggie Rae, public-health leader and President, RSM Epidemiology and Public Health section.
The rest wereProfessor Mary Sheppard, cardiac pathologist and President, RSM Pathology section, Professor Greta Westwood, Chief Executive Officer, Florence Nightingale Foundation and Lois Zac-Williams, Final-year medical student and Council member, RSM Student section.
The Royal Society of Medicine is a membership organisation with over 20,000 members in the UK and internationally that brings together doctors and healthcare professionals across specialties.
The RSM’s vision is to be a driving force in advancing health and patient care through education and innovation.
By Times Reporter