The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) was founded in 1960 as a transformation of the Nigerian branch of the British Medical Association, which started in 1951. It is the largest medical association in the West African sub-region with over 37,000 members across the thirty-six state branches and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja branch.
The Benue State chapter is one of the most vibrant of these branches and has about 600 members spread all over three geopolitical zones of the state.
The State Officers Committee (SOC) headed by the Chairman is the organ responsible for the day-to-day management of the association. The SOC reports to the State Executive Council (SEC) regularly and the latter in turn reports to the Annual General Meeting which comprises every member of the association in the state.
As the umbrella body for all medical and dental professionals registered and licensed to practice in Nigeria, NMA caters for the interest of its members, promotes health and allied sciences and helps in shaping national policies and legislations aimed at improving the health of Nigerians.