Who We Are
Goal: To help all women achieve the best possible health through microbial management throughout their life, starting with birth and moving through puberty up to menopause and beyond; accomplished through presentation and translation of knowledge among scientists and healthcare professionals coupled with discussions to enhance awareness and action.
Women & their Microbes (WtM) is scientific conference, established in 2015, that works to promote knowledge about the essential role of microbes in women’s health and to ensure better understanding of this knowledge by medical professionals, scientists and the public. It offers an unique knowledge platform in the form of an annual scientific conference for academics, clinicians and industry to discuss cutting-edge research of female-related microbial conditions. This is not solely about discussing knowledge, but also about creating multidisciplinary collaborations to integrate microbial management principles and strategies and about amplifying its societal impact by creating initiatives to emphasize the importance of microbes for women’s health. Ultimately, we envision to help all women achieve the best possible health through microbial management throughout their life, starting with birth and moving through puberty up until menopause.
A healthy woman, a healthy baby, a healthy generation.
Women have arguably the largest impact on global health because of their role in reproduction and childbearing. To be able to positively affect the health of a mother by default ensures greater health potential for her children. Scientific research continues to highlight the importance of microbes in a number of areas of human health. Perhaps a more important and necessary outcome of these pieces of knowledge are developments that have and will enable the scientific and medical communities to understand and harness the potential of microbes to affect health.
- Every mother is entitled to a healthy pregnancy.
- Every baby has the right to a healthy microbial inheritance.
- Every child deserves healthy microbial and physical development.
- Every person is worthy of healthy aging.
1. Knowledge Leadership
Develop into a credible resource for information on microbial management in women’s health.
2. Knowledge Integration
Promote multidisciplinary integration of microbial management principles and strategies.
3. Awareness and Advocacy
Amplify its societal impact by empowering key stakeholdersto deliver on their health promises to women.