Nigerian Osahon Enabulele becomes President World Medical Association

Nigerian Osahon Enabulele becomes President World Medical Association

By Aisha Abass

A Nigerian, and former President Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has won the Exalted position of the President, World Medical Association, WMA.

Dr Enabulele will address medical audience during the London 2021 General Assembly of the World Medical Association scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2021.

The expert is currently the Chief Consultant Family Physician and President of Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA.

Enabulele will lead the global body, World Medical Association in the next years.

One week electoral process culminated in his victory after contesting with equally endowed Medical practitioners from across the World.

A press statement made available to Irohinoodua by the World body said his victory “was a testimony to his global acceptability and recognition of his many years of hard work within the WMA, his profound intellect, sagacity and excellent performance in all responsibilities assigned to him, and his undeniable progressive contributions to the global body.”

Enabulele’s contested the position with Prof. Dr Muhammad Ashraf NIZAMI, a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the President of the Pakistan Medical Association.

“With this historic development, Enabulele, has once again attained another milestone by being the first-ever Nigerian and West African physician to be elected President of the World Medical Association since the global body of all physicians in the world was established in the year 1947.”

In the year 2019, Dr Enabulele emerged the first Nigerian physician win the position of President of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA).

The CMA was founded in November 1962.

Later in 2019, Enabulele became the first Nigerian physician to become a statutory Council Member of the World Medical Association, as well as the first Nigerian physician to ever chair one of the only three standing committees (Socio-Medical Affairs Committee) of the World Medical Association, following his election as Chair of SMAC in far away Chile in the year 2019.

“He was subsequently re-elected this year (2021) for a 2nd term as Chair of SMAC.”

“With an immense pedigree, Enabulele who is a profound strategic thinker, policy analyst and health activist, has generated several initiatives and made profound contributions to the advancement of the medical profession and healthcare system at local, national and international levels,” the statement noted

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