Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA)

Association médicale du Commonwealth

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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; July 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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Advises national medical associations and arranges training courses and workshops for their officers and officials. Organizes international conferences and joint activities with other professional associations. Participates with other professional associations in joint projects. Current programmes: 1. 'Reproductive Health and Safe Motherhood' - training workshops in all Commonwealth regions except Europe; workshops in connection with international conferences. 2. 'Advocacy for Women's Health' - ensures that women's health concerns are fully addressed at UN international conferences. 3. 'Adolescent Health and Sexuality'. 4. 'The Role of Medical Ethics in the Protection of Human Rights' - through training sessions, provides doctors practising in developing Commonwealth countries with guiding principles on medical ethics aligned with internationally recognized human rights instruments.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 35 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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