Osahon Enabulele Takes Office As The new President of the World Medical Association
Osahon Enabulele Takes Office As The new President of the World Medical Association (WMA)
A past President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and current President of Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA). He was elected last October following an almost one week period of voting by participating National Medical Associations all over the world and gave his acceptance speech at the London 2021 General Assembly of the World Medical Association held on October 15 2021.
Enabulele's win is a testimony to his global acceptability and recognition of his many years of hard work within the WMA, his profound intellect and excellent performance in all responsibilities assigned to him, and his undeniable contributions to the global body.
He defeated Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Nizami, a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the President of the Pakistan Medical Association at the polls.
With this feat, Enabulele attained another milestone by being the first African physician to be elected President of the World Medical Association since the birth of the global body in 1947.
In 2019, Enabulele became the first Nigerian physician to be elected as President of the CMA since the CMA was founded in November 1962.
In the same year 2019, Enabulele also became the first Nigerian physician to become a statutory Council Member of the World Medical Association, as well as the first Nigerian physician to preside over one of the only three standing committees (Socio-Medical Affairs Committee) of the World Medical Association, following his election as Chair of SMAC in Chile in 2019.
In his inaugural speech at the WMA General Assembly, which took place from October 5th to 8th, 2022 in Berlin, Dr Enabulele called for more investment in the well-being, working and living conditions of doctors.
"This is intended to help mitigate or avoid physical and mental burnout and brain drain in the medical and other healthcare professions, particularly in already underserved countries." said Enebulele.
He will be superintending over the World Medical Association from 2022 ? 2023 Executive year.
source: www.hcm-magazin.de, guardian ng