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Brief History of Ghana Medical Association
The first organized group of African doctors in Ghana was the Gold Coast Medical Practitioners Union which was formed in 1933 to act as a vehicle for redressing grievances of African medical officers in government employment.
It was jointly founded by three Ghanaian doctors namely F. V.Nanka -Bruce (President and Spokesperson), C. E. Reindorf and W.A.C Nanka Bruce with J.E. Hutton Mills as secretary.
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The GMA has a membership of over 7,000 medical and dental practitioners working in all sixteen (16) regions of Ghana covering ten (10) Divisions in the country. Members cut across the full spectrum of the profession: Consultants, Researchers, Academicians as well as Specialists and other ranks of Medical Officers; and work in the public sector, private sector, faith-based organisations and quasi-Government institutions, as well as in academia and research.
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The Ghana Medical Association has been significantly influential in the health administration and healthcare delivery in the Republic of Ghana through several initiatives, innovations and interventions
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The GMA began publication of a newsletter/news bulletin from as far back as April 1959, and began publication of the ‘Ghana Medical Journal’ in 1962. The Ghana Medical Journal provides a platform for doctors to publish their research work and other materials of clinical benefit to the profession.