Nigeria’s Osahon Enabulele emerges president-elect World Medical Association.
Nigeria’s Dr Osahon Enabulele, a Chief Consultant Family Physician, a former president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and current President of Commonwealth Medical Association has emerged as President-elect of the World Medical Association (WMA).
His emergence followed an almost one week period of voting by participating National Medical Associations all over the world. He has fourteen years of engagement at the global level,
Dr.Enabulele defeated Pakistan’s Prof.Dr.Muhammad Ashraf NIZAMI,a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the President of the Pakistan Medical Association, who came second in the election..
The Nigerian physician 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 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, he also became the first Nigerian physician to become a statutory Council Member of the World Medical Association.
He was also 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. and was re-elected this year for a 2nd term.
Dr.Enabulele who is a profound strategic thinker,policy analyst and health activist, has an immense pedigree, generated several initiatives and made profound contributions to the advancement of the medical profession and healthcare system at local,national and international levels.
He is expected to give his acceptance speech during the London 2021 General Assembly of the World Medical Association billed to hold on Friday, October 15,2021.
Dr.Enabulele will be superintending over the World Medical Association for the 2022 – 2023 executive year.
Dr.Enabulele’s professional colleagues describe his victory as a testimony to his global acceptability and recognition of his many years of hard work within the WMA.
They say his profound intellect, sagacity and excellent performance in all responsibilities assigned to him, as well as his undeniable progressive contributions to the global body, contributed to his victory.