Report of GFMER-Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) meeting
for collaboration in sexual and reproductive health research (SRH) online training
June 14, 2016
Nigeria Medical Association head office, Abuja, Nigeria
On 14th June 2016 the Nigeria co-coordinator for GFMER Dr Aishatu Abubakar Sadiq accompanied by Dr Oumie Jagne and Dr James Okafor (post-graduate residents of ABU, Zaria) attended a meeting at the Nigeria Medical Association head office, Abuja, Nigeria. Representing the NMA, Nigeria were the National Chairman; Prof Ogirima (Consultant orthopeadic Surgeon) and the Secretary General; Dr Tanko Yusuf Sununu (Consultant Gynecologist/ obstetrician). The meeting was held to discuss collaboration between NMA, Nigeria and GFMER, Switzerland for online training of medical doctors in sexual and reproductive health research. Monogrammed GFMER Gift bags containing: A leather Notebook, Towel and Pen and Key ring sets plus e-copies of the course brochure were given to all executives of NMA. The GFMER website was accessed and navigated to show were information, lecture notes and Graphic files could be located. GFMER had proposed to NMA the following:
- Confirmation of registration status of all Nigerian Medical Doctors admitted into the SRH Online course using Folio and MDCN registration numbers.
- Awarding Continuum Credits (CME) by the NMA, Nigeria to all Graduates of the SRH 7 month online course.
- Subsidization of SRH Course fee for all Nigerian Medical Doctors confirmed to be registered by NMA through the country co-coordinator.
- Placement of advertisements on the GFMER courses on the NMA website and dissemination of information via other channels to all its members.
The terms proposed by GFMER, Switzerland were accepted on behalf of all Nigerian Medical Doctors by the National Chairman and an agreement signed and handed over to the country co-coordinator GFMER, Switzerland. The signed agreement was forwarded to GFMER, Switzerland with NMA agreeing to all terms and any future collaboration with the foundation.