Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA)

Association médicale du Commonwealth

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1962-11-24 Colombo Sri Lanka


24 Nov 1962, Colombo (Sri Lanka), to continue the work of Commonwealth Medical Conferences and on the initiative of the British Medical Association. New constitutions adopted: 1972; Jul 1989, London (UK); Nov 1992, Jamaica.


Exchange information among member associations; provide technical cooperation and advice to member associations in developing countries; formulate and maintain a code of ethics; provide continuing education programmes, including distance learning and low cost medical journal and book programmes for doctors in developing countries; develop and promote health education programmes; participate actively in the work of UN, WHO and Commonwealth Health Ministers.


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Council (meets every 3 years), comprises representatives of national medical associations in the Commonwealth. Executive comprises President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Secretary and 6 Regional Vice-Presidents: Canadian/Caribbean; European; Central Asia; Southeast Asia/Australasia; Central/East Africa; West Africa. Charitable activities carried out by Commonwealth Medical Trust (COMMAT).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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