Enabulele becomes first Nigerian elected WMA standing committee chairman

Osahon Enabulele

Former President of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Osahon Enabulele, has become the first Nigerian to be elected chairman of socio-medical affairs committee (SMAC) of the World Medical Association (WMA).

He was elected on Friday during the 212th WMA council meeting held in Santiago, Chile.

Enabulele now becomes the first Nigerian to hold the position since WMA was founded in 1947.

Following his election, Enabulele is now a member of the executive committee of WMA which is made up of three standing committees.

“My team and I shall work tirelessly to provide far-reaching solutions to global issues bordering on social-medical affairs, including right-based issues in healthcare,” Enabulele said after his first session as chairman.

The family physician is a three-time nominee for the office of President of WMA.

He is currently the Vice President of Commonwealth Medical Association and the association’s incoming president.

He is also the coordinator of Coalition of African National Medical Associations, an umbrella body for all national medical associations in Africa.