The Nigerian Medical Students’ Association [NiMSA] is the umbrella body of all Medical Students (over 60,000) in the thirty-eight Colleges of Medicine across all the states of the Federation and the FCT. NiMSA is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Student’s Association [IFMSA]. NiMSA is the student arm of the Nigerian Medical Association [NMA].
There are TEN Standing Committees in NiMSA which are: SCOPE, SCORE, SCORA, SCOPH, SCOME, SCORP, SCOEPA, SCOPT, SCONGA and SCOPI. Each of these Standing Committees have their respective functions. The Standing Committee on Environment and Population Activities (SCOEPA) for example is the arm of the NiMSA saddled with the arduous task of following the Environmental trend as well as the Population of the Nation.
A two day international Summit on environment with Theme “Climate Change; A global menace that can be halted locally”, was held between 6th – 7th of September, 2012 at the University of Abuja Teaching hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja. This gathered international participants and over 500 hundred medical students across the member medical schools in the nation. It went a long way to:
- Enlighten the populace on ways and means of population control.
- Train peer educators and activists
- Advocate to both the Government and Policy Makers on the need to institute and implement good environmental friendly policies.
- Work with the media in ensuring every issue on environmental and population abuse is well covered and properly addressed.
NiMSA is a Member of the IFMSA
NiMSA is an Affiliate Member of the NMA
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is the largest professional organization of physicians in Nigeria and in Africa. The NMA has more than 35,000 members from 36 state branches and the branch from the federal capital territory, including those registered in the diaspora. NMA’s membership spans all six major specialties of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Public Health and Laboratory Medicine/Pathology. The NMA was established in 1951 and is located in Abuja with over 30 branch offices throughout Nigeria.