Commonwealth Medical Association

The main aim of the CMA is to assist and strengthen the capacities of National Medical Associations of countries within the Commonwealth to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities and countries.

Address: British Medical Association Building, International Department, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP, UK

Tel: +44 207 383 6069 | Fax: +44 207 383 6644 | Email:

Foundation: 1962

Officers: President: Dr Gordon Caruana Dingli (Malta); Immediate Past President: Dr Sundaram Arulrhaj (India); Secretary: Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso (Ghana); Treasurer: Dr Margaret Mungherera (Uganda); Vice-Presidents – European region: Professor Vivienne Nathanson (UK); Canadian/Caribbean region: Dr Solaiman Juman (Trinidad and Tobago); South-East Asian and Australian region: Dr David Quek Kwang Leng (Malaysia); Central Asian region: Dr Lalitha Neelangani Mendis (Sri Lanka); West African region: Dr Kwabena Opoku-Adusei (Ghana); Central, Eastern and Southern African region: Dr Mphata Norman Mabasa (South Africa)

Activities: Regional and international workshops on health issues; medical and health research; advocacy on health issues; capacity-building for member national medical associations; and collaborations with other international bodies, civil society and governance institutions, with similar objectives.