Director of Royal African Medical Outreach
“Due to poor provision of quality healthcare facilities, many high net worth Nigerians choose to become ‘health tourists’ in India, China, USA and United Kingdom. Nigeria loses over $1bn annually to medical tourism” (Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, April 2018). Dr. Josiah is the current president of the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association (NiMSA), an umbrella body of the over 60,000 Medical students studying in the forty-two (42) colleges of medicine in the various states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He comes to the role of the Director of Royal African Medical Outreach with overall purpose of promoting the mission of His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) which advocates for “Health Without Barriers”. This yearly initiative seeks to directly reach out to half-a-million women and children in the 36 states of the federation and FCT on maternal and child health including deworming, providing essential basic health checks such as Malaria rapid diagnostic testing and treatment, distribution of free insecticide treated mosquito nets, identification of blood groups and checking of random blood glucose level.
As the grand-patron of Nigerian Medical Students’ Association (NiMSA), His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) is committed to supporting the renaissance of young vibrant health practitioners enthusiasm of enhancing the processes of providing free healthcare services conducting nutritional checks primarily for children and women, providing free birthing kits to half-a-million pregnant women per annum and purposefully delivering help and advice on food choices, eating and drinking.
Dr. Josiah is well equipped to work in concert of partnerships with global institutions, NGOs, charities, colleagues and other medical partners on sustainable approach towards good healthcare within communities and villages across Nigeria and in other African countries. He sees this strategic space as a medium capable of fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 and strengthen tie with excellent partners for enduring development health beyond barriers.