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