Nigerian Medical Association

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is the professional association and registered for Nigerian doctors and dentists.[1][2] The NMA has more than 35,000 members from 36 state branches and the branch from the federal capital territory, including those registered in the diaspora.[3] NMA's membership spans all six major specialties of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Public Health and Laboratory Medicine/Pathology. The NMA was established in 1951 and is located in Abuja with over 30 branch offices throughout Nigeria.[4][5]

Distribution of members edit

The 2006 national census showed a population of about 140 million. It has been estimated that about 45% of doctors practice in urban areas where only 55% of the population lives.[6] This creates an unbalanced doctor-to-population distribution which is one of the challenges of the Nigerian health system that the association and the Federal Government are trying to address.[citation needed]

Governance edit

The National Executive Council (NEC) is the governing body of the NMA and it has full powers to act on its behalf in the period between the Annual Delegates' Meetings and make policy decisions.[citation needed]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Pharmaceutical Society Of Nigeria (Psn) Urges Johesu To Seek Judicial Redress On Nigerian Medical Association (Nma) Strike Threat". 2014-06-25. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  2. ^ "Nma Cms". Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  3. ^ "Lagos Condemns NMA's Threat To Revoke License Of Doctors Its Want To Employ". Lagos State Ministry of Health. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  4. ^ "Guardian News Website - Health workers to drag striking doctors to Industrial Court". 2014-07-24. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  5. ^ Ayeni, 'Tofe (2020-04-15). "Nigerian Medical Association and government still feuding". The Africa Report. Retrieved 2021-04-10.
  6. ^ Welcome, MO (2011-05-18). "The Nigerian health care system: Need for integrating adequate medical intelligence and surveillance systems". J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 3 (4): 470–8. doi:10.4103/0975-7406.90100. PMC 3249694. PMID 22219580.

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