Imo State Indigene nominated as a delegate by the World Medical Association to the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference


The Junior Doctors’ Network is the umbrella body that cater for the welfare of young professionals who are not yet specialist or consultant publication within the World Medical Association her Publication Director, Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem, an indigene of Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area Imo State Nigeria , has been nominated and confirmed by the World Medical Association(WMA) as one of the 8 delegates going to the United Nations Climate Change Conference from the 7th -19th November, 2016. This event is a yearly conference held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem (right)

The final list of confirmed participants was released few week by staff at the World Medical Association (WMA) headquarters in France.

WMA is the global federation of National Medical Associations of various countries,the organisation represent millions of doctors worldwide and also act on behalf of patients and physicians.

The WMA delegates list released include the following seasoned individuals all are Associate Member of the Association.

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1.Lujain Alqodmani – Kuwait
2.Gbujie Daniel Chidubem – Nigeria
3.Mardelangel Zapata – Peru
4.Diogo C Martins – Portugal
5.Sofia Lindegren – Sweden
6.Yassen Tcholakov – Canada
7.Nadim Nimeh – USA
8.Mukti R Shrestha – Nepal

Names of the delegate have been forwarded to the United Nations and their invitations have been posted.

Dr.Gbujie who works with a federal government tertiary hospital in Rivers State Nigeria , University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, he is seasoned environment activist and union leader with the medical profession he was the Secretary General of National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), he is believed to be one of the finest young intellectual minds to have come out of Nigeria and Africa.

Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem

He comes highly recommended by officials of the WMA. Gbujie is an Associate Member of the World Medical Association, he is practising as a general Oral surgeon in Nigeria and also the Regional Executive Director of Junior Doctors’ of Africa. He developed a youth based program in an NGO based in the Southeastern part of Nigeria, in which he is the chief medical volunteer for the NGO, this youth based program communicates and collaborate with rural residents on climate change by giving an African perspective. He has been invited to present an article on his work on climate change at 9th International Conference on Climate Change holding in Cambridge, UK next year 2017.

A member of the NextGen Climate, an international climate change NGO based in California United States.

Gbujie believes that mankind has a moral obligation to protect the earth and help ensure that every individual shares the benefits of a better environment and a healthy climate. He has been exceptional outstanding in reaching out to professional across the globe and especially African youths on a lot of health issues and climate change challenges and impacts.

His critical individual intellectual capacity to think is believed to be an added advantage to his country as proposed by his fellow colleagues across Africa, his work on climate change is believed to be a good investment in the future of climate change impact in health care in Nigeria and also Africa.

A professor of occupational & environmental Medicine Dr. Porris revealed that Individuals like him can make the country and continent better prepared for climate change challenge especially as they bring an African perspective to climate change, a lot of developing and poor nations in Africa and across the globe seem to be the area of worse hit by climate change effects from the record available he said”

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The UN Conference tagged ” Marrakech Climate Change Conference”, is the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will hold in Bab Ighli Palace, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-19th November 2016.

The impacts and effects of climate change on health will also be discussed with WMA delegates contributing their association position on the effect.

Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem

Gbujie will be the only African in this year’s delegation from the World Medical Association to the conference making him the first African.

He has also been invited to join the environmental caucus committee of WMA to better prepare for the conference in Taiwan for the WMA World Health General Assembly in October 2016.

This is wishing him a great congratulatory message. He has made Nigeria and Africa proud and various the government should find ways to encourage young men like him who are scattered all over the continent of Africa.



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