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Nigeria’s Osahon Enabulele emerges World Medical Association president

Dr Osahon Enabulele, former President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has emerged President-elect of the World Medical Association (WMA).

The incumbent President of Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) won the election after voting by countries’ National Medical Associations.

Enabulele is the first West African to be elected WMA President since the world body was established in 1947.

The Chief Consultant Family Physician will lead the WMA for the 2022 – 2023 executive year.

He defeated Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Nizami, a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and President of the Pakistan Medical Association.

Enabulele was elected CMA President in 2019, the same year he became the first Nigerian to become a WMA council member.

He chaired one of the three standing committees (Socio-Medical Affairs Committee – SMAC) of the WMA following his election in Chile in 2019.

Enabulele, who was re-elected to chair SMAC in 2021, will give his presidential acceptance speech on October 15 in London during the General Assembly of the World Medical Association.

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