The Maldivian Medical Association is the first independent and representative body of doctors in the Maldives.The association was officially registered on the 16th of October 2005 with the registration number T-2005/59/29. The official motto of the association is towards a healthier nation.
For years, the need to have a representative body for the Maldivian doctors was felt. The idea of forming the association gathered pace and after several consultations, 16th of October 2005 saw the birth of Maldivian Medical Association. The association was registered under the founding members; Dr Hamid Rasheed, Dr Mohamed Solih, Dr Ibrahim Yasir Ahmed and Dr Aseel Jaleel. The association was initially managed by an interim body with Dr Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed as the chairperson. The first governing body was elected on 16th December 2006 with Dr Ismail Shafeeu as its first president. The current Executive Committee is headed by Dr Abdulla Niyaf.
Aims & Objectives
The association aims to improve the medical services and to develop professionalism amongst the Maldivian doctors. To achieve these aims the association would do the following:
The associations membership is open to all doctors, Maldivian and non-Maldivian, working in the Maldives.The association currently has a membership well in excess of 200. There are different categories of membership.
Governing body (Executive Committee)
The associations governing body is elected by a general election for a 2 year term. The governing body comprises of 9 members; President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Spokesperson, Treasurer, Health Promotion Coordinator, Academic Secretary and a Scientefic Secretary. The governing body has the responsibility of running the association for their term of office.
The association is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and as such has limited fund generating capacity. It is highly dependent on externally generated and contributed funds for all its activities. At present the associations major financial partner is Mr Mohamed Waheed Dean via the Hope Project. It also received a significant financial input from the government of the Maldives in getting itself established. The activities of the association are currently financed by very generous funding provided by private organisations, businesses and individuals including but not limited to Universal Enterprises, Happy Market, Dhiraagu, etc. The association has, in addition, begun collecting membership fees in 2007 with the aim of using such funds for its activities. Other fund-raising activities are planned and carried out on a regular basis.
To donate funds for the Maldivian Medical Association please contact Dr Ahmed Zooshan, Treasurer at the associations office or send funds to the associations account at Bank of Maldives; account number: 7701 156118 001 (for local currency).