The Zambia Medical Association has announced that Zambia has been selected to host the World Medical Association Council meeting in 2017, becoming only the second African country after South Africa to do so.

Zambia was voted during the just ended World Medical Association, WMA Council meeting that took place in Oslo, Norway, last weekend.

The World Medical Association is an international organization representing physicians.It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris.

Zambia Medical Association President Aaron Mujajati announced in a statement that an estimated 600 delegates, media personnel and their spouses are expected to come to Livingstone where the meetings will be held in April 2017.

Dr Mujajati said the competitive bid was unanimously given to Zambia after a rigorous bidding process.

‘This award is subjected to strict guidelines that include security, appropriate infrastructure and ease of access to the country. To be picked as host under such strict conditions is a huge credit to the government and peoples of Zambia who collectively have made this country attractive to the international community,’ Dr Mujajati said.

He said the association is looking forward to the multiple benefits the country stands to reap as a result of hosting a meeting of such magnitude.

‘We wish to take this opportunity to thank the Zambian government through the Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde who featured in our promotional video as he invited the world to come to Zambia. We also wish to thank the Tourism Board for availing ZMA with the video footage and magazines on Zambia that we used as part of our bid process.

He added, ‘As ZMA, we are happy to have served as the country’s ambassadors and the resultant revenue that the various providers of tourism products and services will access. We wish to call upon other professional bodies and civil society organizations to attract international conferences to the country and thereby contribute to the development of the tourism sector.’

Dr Mujajati said as medical practitioners, the successful bid is an affirmation of the quality of medical doctors in Zambia some of whom are and have been plying their trade with distinction for decades in different parts of the world.

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  1. Can we now start cleaning the country? Planting new trees, painting buildings and fixing roads.

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  2. Brilliant! All positive news is welcome. Its about time Zambia took the lead in everything again like she did during the struggle for freedom under KK.

    May the Lord bless Zambia and her people.

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  3. Congratulation to zambia, it also worth noting that a Young African from Nigeria doctor made history at the world medical association in Norway.
    Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem, equally emerged the winner of the World Medical Association/Junior Doctor Network (WMA/JDN) Champion Award for 2015 in Oslo, Norway,the presentation of this award makes him the the first African to win this award, which was set aside for the best paper and oral presentation from young doctors in the world, he was unveiled to the council during close of council session on the 18th of April 2015.
    congratulation also to Dr, aaron president of ZMA, your presentation for the hosting was lovely, i was there.
    we love you mujajati here in nigeria for making africa proud, congratulation to both Dr, Mujajati aaron and Dr…

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