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Prescription #34

Beloved brethren,

We thank the Lord who has mercifully caused us to see the end of the month of May, which was very challenging. As a country, we saw a peaceful transition to a new government at the national and state levels, but sadly the loss of lives of several citizens from conflicts, especially in Plateau State. We pray for an end to such bloodletting in our country. 

In the face of the current economic and security challenges, CMDA Nigeria continues to remain faithful to the commission of caring for the whole man. Members of our various chapters have continued to engage in fellowship meetings, outreaches, seminars and training programmes and the reports have been heartwarming. Our monthly webinar which was held on the 28th of May, 2023 dealt with the issue of ’health worker burnout’; its causes and implications on the health system. It was facilitated by Dr Onyebueke, a consultant psychiatrist, and Chairman of CMDA Nigeria, Enugu state chapter. It was insightful and instructive and needs to be listened to by every health worker. (

The state of our health sector; our primary place of calling remains a source of deep concern. The recent strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) serves as a reminder that more needs to be done to strategically address the inherent problems. Such problems and solutions are commonly discussed during the basic course of the Institute for Excellence in Healthcare and Leadership (IfEHL)and it is hoped that solutions will be curated in the near future to bring about a permanent end to the tide of incessant strikes.

Our global family, CMDA Global, Nigeria has been doing great things as well. Preparations are ongoing towards the upcoming regional meetings in the United States and the United Kingdom. Projects like the call for “Vision partners” , an appeal being made to interested persons who wish to support the great work being done through them have also kicked off, with encouraging responses reported. They also need our prayers and encouragement, to keep up the good work.

The ICMDA 2023 Conference will hold in June in Arusha, Tanzania. Please pray along. You are also invited to register for the upcoming zonal conferences of the Doctors arm which will hold in July 2023. 

The spouses of our brethren Dr. David Nsima (Katsina Chapter) and Dr. Grace Bassey (Cross as well as a former Vice President of the students’ arm, Dr. Kayode Ajite (Ekiti State), went to be with the Lord. We pray that God will continue to comfort their families and the entire CMDA Nigeria.  

Finally beloved brethren; let us encourage ourselves in The Lord; trusting that He always has good plans for us and our dear nation (Jer.29:11). Let us continue to look up to Him alone, who is the author and finisher of our faith, and the doer of all great things as we continue steadfastly in prayers, fellowship, and our commitment to a life of impact.

May the coming month of June bring us peace, joy, and good tidings in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Yours in Christ;

Chima Ariel Onoka


During the monthly virtual webinar hosted in May by our Professional Development, Research and Ethics directorate, we discussed the topic: “Health worker Burnout: Causes and Implications for the Health care System”. This was facilitated by Dr Onyebueke Godwin, a consultant psychiatrist at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital. There were 61 participants in attendance.

Details of the factors discussed; questions, comments, and contributions made on the subject are available for viewing. [LINK] You can also watch previous webinars on our YouTube channel.


The Global arm of CMDA Nigeria recently made a call for Vision Partners who’d support their mission of transforming healthcare and making a lasting impact.

We also created e-fliers for social media engagement/publicity in preparation for the upcoming regional meetings in the United States and Unite Kingdom respectively slated for the third quarter of the year. The meeting will feature medical outreaches, welfare (food) ,and social (car wash services) among others.  The secretariat will be available to provide technical support for the event.  




CMDA Rivers faithfully held their usual weekly prayer meetings which were held on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26thof May, 2023 respectively on their Facebook platform/page. On the 11th of May, the UPTH chapter visited the Burns and Plastic ward of the Department of Surgery for hospital evangelism to minister to the patients’ spiritual and physical needs.

  • RSUTH chapter also held its monthly hospital evangelism at the post-natal ward on the 19th of May.
  • The State UPTH Chapter had their general meeting for the month themed: “Run that you may obtain”; facilitated by Dr. Emeka Elele at the senior staff canteen, UPTH.

  • RSUTH convened on the 23rd of May at the Surgery conference room for fellowship and a session from the 2nd series of Logo Exploration. They held discussions on the topic: “The Cross and its significance”. Participants reported enjoying a nice time at Jesus’ feet as they learnt about the importance of the 


Cross River Chapter held its monthly prayer meeting during the first week of the month of May. They also held a Missions awareness programme featuring CAPRO and UNICAL Chapel of Redemption and welcome meeting for new House officers at the CMDA Command Centre on the 18th of May.


CMDA NAUTH Anambra Chapter held their meeting in the Clinical building and went for inreach in the Male medical ward of the hospital premises.


Imo state chapter had their monthly meeting and clinical presentation on the 21st of May 2023 at Dr. Udonyang’s house. Dr Oparaocha shared the word and Dr. Opara facilitated the clinical presentation session. They were hosted by the Egekwus. 


The ESUTH Parklane Students Chapter held their monthly fellowship at the NOHE Conference Hall. The event featured sessions of special ministration and scriptural exhortation facilitated by Dr Obasi Patience Udunma.


The chapter held a virtual general house meeting titled: “A Call to Prayer” via Google Meet on the 21st of May, 2023. Members spent time together in prayers for the chapter.


CMDA Umuahia had her monthly fellowship on the 21st of May titled “A Cheerful Giver” by Dr. Matthew Uzoanya, at the Roots Café & Restaurant. 



CMDA Asaba chapter he ld a general monthly meeting themed “Call to Missions” on the 19thof May, 2023 at the Paediatrics basementfacilitated by Brother Daniel.

On the 15th of the month, the Chapter had a Joint Doctors and Students breakfast meeting at the RCCG Amazing Grace Model Parish GRA111 Port-Harcourt.


CMDA Sagamu, Ogun state held a prayer meeting on the 3rd of May,2023 at the Children’s Church, Reigning Christ Chapel. 


Oyo Chapter virtually held its weekly prayer meeting on the 6th,11th, 18th and 25th of May via Zoom.


Abeokuta FMC Chapter of CMDA Nigeria fellowshipped together in the second week of the month and discussed the topic:” Godliness with contentment”. Later in the month, they went for hospital evangelism in the Orthopaedicward premises on the 23rd of May.


LAUTECH, Ogbomoso chapter, Oyo state held a virtual meeting on the 19th of May, 2023. Members shared fellowship and had a seminar facilitated by Prof. Adenike Olubegba on the topic:  “Christian Leadership; a Duty, Call, and Responsibility”.  Their monthly prayer meeting held in the last week of the month via Google Meet. 


LASUTH Chapter held their routine prayer meeting in all four weeks of the month of Mayat the Chapel of St. Luke.


LUTH Chapter held virtual prayer meetings via Zoom on the 14th, 21st and 28th of the month. They also held Mission outreaches in collaboration with Blood of Jesus Ministry and New Realm Baptist church both at Ogando and Omila Roads, Lagos state respectively on the 20th and 27th of May. The beneficiaries of both outreaches were members of the nearby community. They later held a training session on Logo exploration, discussing the tools of service at the end of the month.


CMDA FETHI upheld the routine of their weekly Bible study sessions this month on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25thof May at the Hospital Chapel. They had their hospital evangelism at the Children’s ward in the second week of the month, where they ministered to the children 

The Chapter also held a welcome service for newly employed House-officers at the Hospital Chapel premises on the 25th of May, officially welcoming them into the Doctors’ arm of the chapter.


Members of the chapter convened on the 19th of May for a Word session at the Chapel’s teaching hospital to discuss the topic: “Expositions on Christian Virtues” facilitated by Dr. Mrs. Adekunle O.G. The teaching focused on building character traits that’d help theChristian medic.


CMDA Ile Ife held her weekly prayer meeting virtually via the Zoom platform on the 7th and 14th of May, 2023. They convened onsite at the Chapel of Grace on the 8th of May for a family meeting themed:“Maintaining Balance between Work and Recreation-Tips on How a Christian doctor should spend vacation”; facilitated by Prof. Morenikeji Komolafe.


The UBTH Chapter of CMDA held a send-forth/induction for new medical graduands into the Doctors’ arm on the 21st of May, 2023. The event titled: “Competent Ministers” was facilitated by Prof. Frank Imorhiagbe and held at the Doctors’ house within the Teaching hospital premises.



CMDA Sokoto met on the 29th day of May 2023 for their monthly general meeting at the UDTH Canteen. The topic discussed was: “Academic Progression, Part 1 “with mainly members of the doctors’ arm as attendees.


CMDA Ile Ife held her weekly prayer meeting virtually via the Zoom platform on the 7th and 14th of May, 2023. They convened onsite at the Chapel of Grace on the 8th of May for a family meeting themed:“Maintaining Balance between Work and Recreation-Tips on How a Christian doctor should spend vacation”; facilitated by Prof. Morenikeji Komolafe.


CMDA FCT Chapter met on the third Sunday in the month of May to continue their session on Logo exploration at the Hospital chapel premises, National Hospital Abuja, Garki. Members shared experiences relating to the topic: “The Syringe” from chapter three of the Logo exploration handbook. The meeting, anchored by the chairman of the chapter Dr Joseph Edor focused on exploring elements of the syringe as it pertains to the different practice areas (i.e. clinical and non-clinical medicine.)


Kwara Chapter collaborated with the ECWA Youth district for an urban missions outreach in the state capital of Ilorin. Services rendered to the community included vital signs checks, medical consultation, and counselling on the 20th of May.

They also held their monthly fellowship virtually(via google meet) on the 28th of May facilitated by Prof. O.A.Mokuolu on the topic: “Devotion life of a Christian medic”.


CMDA Keffi held three weekly prayer meetings on the4th,11th, and 18th of the month. Their family meeting for the month was held in the third week of May at the Conference Hall with the theme: “Assault against Doctors: The rising epidemic and sustainable solutions”  and was facilitated by Consultant urologist Dr. Emmanuel Oyibo. The meeting enlightened members on the rising cases of assault highlighted possible contributing factors and proffered preventive measures to curtail the incidence.


The CMDA Kaduna, Zaria chapter held two virtual prayer meeting sessions on the 2nd and 9th of May respectively. They had a lunch meeting on the 10th of May, at the CMDA chapel and two more virtual prayer meeting sessions on the 23rd and 30th of Mayrespectively. 


CMDA Kaduna had a breakfast/prayer meeting onsite on the 13th of May, at Academic Block 3, within theTeaching hospital premises.


CMDA Plateau chapter convened at Faith Alive Chapel for a breakfast meeting at Faith Alive Hospital. They had an exhortation session titled: “ Rekindling the Fire: Commitment to the Vision” with the CEO of CMDA Nigeria Prof. Chima Onoka as the speaker of the event.


The Gombe chapter held a breakfast meeting on the 20th of May,2023. They discussed the subject: “Snakebite envenoming: A Public Health Emergency” at the church chapel premises and was facilitated by Drs. Akintobubo and Agom.


CMDA Taraba organized an interactive seminar session on the 20th of May for its members to share tips on financial intelligence. Dr. Gideon Avar was invited as the quest speaker. Themeeting had 32 members in attendance and was followed by a Q & A session anchored by Dr.Micah Obaro. Members were encouraged to generate creative ideas on wealth creation, keep a note book for jotting down ideas, develop skills, develop a savings culture and most importantly cultivate a generous heart. 

1.For who You are Lord, we give You praise – Jer. 32:27, Ex 3:14, Isaiah 46:9


  1. The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him – Ex 15:2


  1. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Confess your inadequacies before God and receive the grace to sin no more – Psalm 66:18-20, 1 John 1:9, Act 3:19


  1. May CMDA Nigeria and her members be men and women indeed for a time like this Lord – Esther 4:14-17, Rom. 8:19


5.Enlarge our coast Lord and give us grace to combine greatness with godliness as Job did – Job 1:3


6 . In CMDA Nigeria, we receive the grace to march forward and to walk upon our high places – Hab 3:19, Deut. 2:3; 1:6


  1. We pray for the grace for CMDA Nigeria to break our fallow grounds and possess our possessions in Jesus name – Deut. 1:8


  1. Hitherto, whatever has constituted itself as a dry bone in CMDA Nigeria, I prophesy to you, you shall rise up as mighty man and not even as mere man in Jesus name – Ezekiel 37


  1. Oh Lord we pray for revival once again in CMDA Nigeria. Strengthen all weak knees in prayer, reawakening for evangelism. Enflame us once again Lord. Deliver us from ourselves – Psalm 85:6, Lev 6:12, Zech 8:23


  1. Daddy, let your presence be mighty in our midst in CMDA Nigeria. Every mountain before us is become a plain in Jesus name. Things are working for us at all levels, doors are opening to us in submission to the power of God – Ish 59:16, Psalm 114:3-8, Matt 5:14


  1. We hand over the inauguration ceremony of the new president unto you Lord. Nigeria shall be free indeed in Jesus name. Amen – John 8:36




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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Adekanye, Adedeji

    Great work! More grace……
    Glory to God for the move of God in the various chapters. Praying for ever-increasing grace to do greater exploits.
    Just an observation. The report under the heading of CMDA Bida is a repetition of the report of Ile-Ife.
    For your attention.

    1. Pascal Onyefulu
      Pascal Onyefulu

      Thank you for the observation. Corrections are being noted. Many apologies for the error.

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