Medina Idriess


FARREP worker and Health Educator

Medina was a teacher in her homeland, Eritrea, and has always aimed to empower women to make informed choices about their health. She has a Graduate Diploma in Social Science and has delivered bilingual health education at MCWH since 1999. Medina is the Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) worker at MCWH and the Royal Women’s Hospital. In this role, she provides sexual and reproductive health including FGM/C to women and support to access to relevant services. She raises awareness among health practitioners and the affected community about the impact of FGM/C on women and girls. Medina speaks Arabic, English, Tigre and Tigrenya.