Nigerian doctor, Osahon Enabulele is elected president of World Medical Association
Dr. Osahon Enabulele, former President of the Nigeria Medical Association, has been elected President-elect of the World Medical Association, WMA.
Enabulele is currently the President of the Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA.
During the 2022-2023 Executive year, Enabulele will preside over the World Medical Association.
His election came after nearly a week of voting by National Medical Associations from around the world.
A press statement from the association 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 opponent at the election was 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.”
It would be recalled that in the year 2019, Dr Enabulele became the first Nigerian physician to be elected as President of the Commonwealth Medical Association (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 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.