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NMA Rivers Update

Led by the chairman, Prof. Chizindu Alikor, NMA Rivers State was well represented at the interment of our past Chairman, Alabo (Prof.) Rollings Sopiriye Jamabo-Owu which held today, 21st November 2020 at Ogoloma, Okrika, Rivers State.

May God continue to comfort the family he left behind.

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NMA Rivers Update

NMA Rivers was well represented at the funeral service of Late Dr. James Ikechuku Wihioka, father of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Ikwerre LGA, Dr. Joy Wihioka which was held today, 21st November 2020 at St. James Anglican Church, Elele District, Ikwerre LGA.

May God grant rest to the soul of the departed and give the family the fortitude to bear this great loss.

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NMA Rivers News update

The Chairman NMA Rivers State, Prof. Chizindu Alikor on behalf of the association, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nigeria LNG and Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) for the building and setting up of a Haemodialysis and Kidney Transplant Centre in RSUTH which is to be delivered in 12 months. The event took place today, 11th November 2020 at the board room of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

Having such a centre domiciled in Rivers State will indeed revolutionise the care of patients with renal pathologies and facilitate the training of Nephrologists and Kidney Transplant Surgeons in Rivers State.
NMA is grateful to all who have made this a reality and calls for more of such projects which will ultimately improve the health of our people.


Dr. Irene Obuzor
PRO, NMA Rivers State
11-11-2020
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Birthday Felicitations

The Chairman NMA Rivers, Prof. Chizindu Alikor, on behalf of the State Officers Committee and the entire NMA Rivers community, heartily felicitates with a past Chairman NMA Rivers and past Chairman NMA South-South Caucus, Dr. I.K Korubo on the occasion of his birthday.
Sir, as you mark another year of greatness, we pray for more good health and prosperity. May you have all-round success in all your endeavours. Best wishes today and always.

Dr. Irene Obuzor
PRO, NMA Rivers
6-11-2020
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NMA NEWS UPDATE

It was a beehive of activities for the President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Prof (Dr) Innocent AO Ujah FNMA, FNAmed, mni during his 2-day official visit to Rivers State.

During the visit, the President had a lot of advocacy visits, one of which was a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Her Excellency, Dame (Dr) Ipalibo Harry Banigo on Thursday, 15th October, 2020.

Dr Aniekeme Uwah JP
National Publicity Secretary
16.10.20
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NMA DESCRIBES RIVERS MOTHER AND CHILD HOSPITAL AS STRATEGIC RESPONSE TO HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

The National President of Nigeria Medical Association(NMA), Prof. Innocent Ujah says the Mother and Child Hospital in Rivers State will solve a major healthcare challenge in the country.

Prof. Ujah made the assertion when he joined a team of Rivers Professionals to inspect facilities at the Mother and Child Hospital.

The NMA President who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, said there has been a lack for the care of mother and child in the country for years.

He stated that this gesture of the Rivers State Government clearly serves as a response to addressing that need.

“I am a gynaecologist with over 35 years of experience. I can tell you that we have lacked the care for the mother and child health needs. This is clearly a response to that need.

“As you know, our health indices are very poor in this country. One of the indicators of development is the quality of the care of the mother and child.

“There is need for us to have health facilities that will help us to reduce the high maternal deaths in pregnancy and childbirth. Infant mortality needs to be reduced too.

“This Mother and Child Hospital will serve as the fulcrum by which we can turn around the system in the South-South. This will ensure that we have quality health for our mothers and children.

“I commend the Government of Rivers State led by Governor Nyesom Wike for the concept of Mother and Child Hospital that is totally complete,” he said.

The Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA), Rivers State Branch, Prof. Chizindu Alikor described the concept of Mother and Child Hospital as novel.

He stated that they expect the deployment of appropriate manpower and specialists to sustain quality health service in the hospital.

According to him, they are delighted to know that the hospital will serve as a training and research centre to develop more manpower for the sector.

Also speaking, the Rivers State Chairman of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Chima Ogbu said the health facility shows the readiness of the Rivers State Government to key into the Millennium Development Goals of child and maternal health.

He noted that as a deliberate effort of government, it would increase access to quality health for mothers and children.

Mr. Ogbu stated that his association is delighted that medication challenge that often bedevil hospital services has been given appropriate consideration.

According to him, Mother and Child Hospital will also open up an avenue for medical and health tourism for the State.


Paulinus Nsirim
Commissioner for Information and Communications
October 15, 2020.
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NMA Rivers Update

As part of activities marking his official visit to Rivers State, the President of Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent A.O Ujah FNMA, FNAmed, mni paid a courtesy call to a former Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Sir (Dr.) Peter Otunuya Odili CON, GSSRS, KCSGG, Pro-Chancellor of Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Elelenwo at his home today, 14th October, 2020.

Dr. Irene Obuzor
PRO, NMA Rivers
14-10-2020
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NMA Rivers Update

NMA Rivers delegates at the Omagwa International airport, today, 14th October 2020, to welcome the indefatigable President of Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent A.O Ujah FNMA, FNAmed, mni to Rivers State.

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Felicitations

The chairman NMA Rivers, Prof. Chizindu Dike Alikor, on behalf of NMA Rivers State, heartily congratulates Prof. Chituru Orluwene (JP) on his appointment as Provost, College of Medical Sciences, Rivers State University.

Sir, this appointment by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is yet another acknowledgement of your commitment to the advancement of medical education in our state.

We wish you success in all your endeavours as you pilot the affairs of the college.

Dr. Irene Obuzor
PRO, NMA Rivers
12-10-2020
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NMA Rivers Update

The NMA Rivers State Executive Council ably led by the Chairman, Prof. Chizindu Alikor, was present at the 2020 MWAN Rivers week / 35th Anniversary thanksgiving service held today, 4th October 2020 at The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) Elekahia. The thanksgiving service is the beginning of a week-long MWAN celebration

The theme for this year’s celebration is: Delivering Maternal and Child Health Care Services in the COVID era.

Dr. Irene Obuzor
PRO, NMA Rivers
4-10-2020
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