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
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
WHAT DOES THE EDO STATE BRANCH OF
THE NMA DO ?
Advocacy, promotion and defence of the
physician’s and patient’s rights;
Continuing Medical Education of members;
Members welfare, occupational health and
Public health policy and projects;
Capacity building for members in all
areas of human endeavours- leadership, finance,
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
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 Physician’s Week, Submit, End-of-year
dinner/luncheon and induction of newly graduated
doctors into the association.