The Edo State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is the professional organisation medical and dental practitioners in Edo State. It is constituted by members of the NMA practising and/or resident in Edo State of Nigeria. It is bound by the provisions of the NMA constitution and has the right to make Rules and Regulations to regulate its functions.
The Edo State branch of the NMA has her State Office presently at Dr. Tunde Obanor Secretariat, 138 new Lagos Road, Uselu, Benin City and telephone Number 08055843397
To promote professional excellence amongst members for qualitative health care for patients, ensure the dignity of the profession and conducive work place environment for members.
WHAT DOES THE EDO STATE BRANCH OF THE NMA DO ?
- Advocacy, promotion and defense of the physicians and patients’ rights;
- Continuing Medical Education of members;
- Patient safety;
- Members welfare, occupational health and safety;
- Public health policy and projects;
- Capacity building for members in all areas of human endeavours- leadership, finance, retirement etc.
- Extirpation of quackery and charlatanism.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE EDO STATE BRANCH OF THE NMA?
The Edo State Branch of the NMA has a State Officers Committee (SOC) and a State Executive Council (SEC). The SOC consist of elected officials (the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasure and Public Relations Officer PRO) and immediate past Chairman and Secretary (Ex-officio I and II respectively). The tenure of office for the SOC is 2 years.
The SEC consists of the SOC with the Chairman/ President and Secretaries of affiliate groups. The affiliate groups in the State include AGPMPN, MDCAN UBTH, MDCAN ISTH, MDCAN Uselu psychiatric Hospital, ARD UBTH, ARD ISTH, ARD HMB, ARD Uselu psychiatric hospital, medical Women Association, NADUHS, university of Benin, Nigerian Dental Association and the Edo North Zone of the State NMA.
The highest decision making body is the general assembly of members referred to as the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Other general assemblies of members are the Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) (which are quarterly) and Emergency General Meeting (EGM). The SEC takes decision on behalf of the association between AGMs.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
The SOC and SEC meet from time to time and these meetings are called by the Secretary upon the directive of the Chairman
The branch also holds quarterly OGMs, annual AGMs and EGMs as the need arises.
The Chairman and Secretary are members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NMA.
The Branch participates/organises the Annual Physicians Week, Submit, End-of-year dinner/luncheon and induction of newly graduated doctors into the association.