New NMA president seeks to ‘restore hope and health across African diaspora’

Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, recently-named president of the National Medical Association, said he wants to “improve the racism-related unequal health and health care outcomes that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”The family physician from Ohio stated that he will also take steps to restore hope and health across African diaspora, increase the number of Black men entering higher education and becoming physicians and decrease police-involved violence to further reduce what he called disparate outcomes among the Black community.“I didn’t just wake up one morning andRead More

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