The People’s Choice Practitioners Awards, organised by Media Men Ghana has on Friday, 14th April 2017 honoured a number of Ghanaian individuals and groups contributing to the learning and practice of health in Ghana.

The event, graced by his Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and chaired by Prof. Joseph Acheampong brought together distinguished personalities at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi. The award scheme in its maiden edition, is a national medico-social initiative geared towards celebrating excellence in the health sector.

Prominent among the awardees is renowned heart surgeon and Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Hon. Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng who was awarded “Legend of the Year”; musician and Hepatitis B icon, Okyeame Kwame who received “Outstanding Health Ambassador”.

The scheme saw other notable Ghanaian winners in varying disciplines of health which includes Bishop Dag Heward Mills, DCOP Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim, Dr Mike Agyekum Addo, Dr. Bryite Asamoah, Dr. Ellen Boakye, Dr. Kwaku Oteng, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, Dr. Richard Selormey, Sara Nana Yeboah and Ellen Boakye and many others.

The ultimate chief celebrant, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is the pioneer of Ghana’s first cardiothoracic centre. He was presented with a  24 quartz gold medal, a brass bust of him including him being named after a state of the art first aid centre constituting three ultra-modern Ambulances and a helicopter ambulance.

This honour will be one of other numerous laurels for versatile rapper and philanthropist Okyeame Kwame for his corporate social responsibility through his Hepatitis B since 2009. A month ago, he, for the same reason received the key to the city of Cincinnati.

See full list of awardees below:

1.      Social Media Health Advocate Benson Owusu  
2.      Health App Bisa App  
3.      Forces Clinician Dcop Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim  
4.      Health Advocate–Social Event Despite Group Blood Donation  
5.      Pharmacist of the Year Dr Agyekum Addo  
6.      Versatile Clinician Dr Mrs Gyikua Plange-Rhule  
7.      Medical Officer Dr Tabitha Botchway  
8.      Health Advocate–Clinician Dr. Bryite Asamoah  
9.      Specialist Clinician Dr. Daniel Kwesi Sabbah  
Private Practice Clinician Dr. Edward Mahama  
10.   Medical Student Dr. Ellen Boakye  
11.   Herbal Clinician Dr. Kwaku Oteng  
12.   Health Citizen Dr. Osei Kwame Despite  
13.   Locally Produced Drug EFPAC  
14.   Local Pharmaceutical Institution Ernest Chemist  
15.   Health Intern Faustina Awuni Teni  
16.   House Officer  Dr. Caleb Otu-Ansah  
17.   Physician Assistant Gloria Cabornu  
18.   Health Food Product Herbalife  
19.   Private Health Facility Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Spa  
20.   Pharmaceutical Rep Kwesi Pratt Yamoah  
21.   Certified Registered Anesthetist Samuel Assibi Akparibo  
22.   Health Advocate–Media Program Vodafone Healthline  
23.   Associate Clinician – Allied Sciences Naana Debrah  
24.   Health Ambassador Okyeame Kwame  
25.   Unparalleled Rural Health Facility Pediatorkope Hospital  
26.   Health Advocate–Pharmaceutical PFIZER  
27.   Legend of the Year Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng  
28.   Herbal Health product


Pure Noni Juice  
29.   PCP Clinician Leadership Award Richard Selormey  
30.   Most Urbanised health Facility Ridge Hospital  
31.   Associate Clinician – Ward Sara Nana Yeboah  
32.   Health Management Team Tamale Teaching Hospital  
33.   Most Prescribed Foreign Drug Tot’hema  
Longest running Media health event TV3 Blood Donation Exercise  
34.   Health Advocate–Media Institution UTV  
35.   Philanthropic and health Support Institution Vodafone Ghana  


By Patrick Fynn