Ghanaian rapper Okyeame Kwame and the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng were among some great Ghanaians who were honoured at the People’s Choice Practitioners Awards.
The event, which was held on 14th April 2017 honoured a number of Ghanaian individuals and groups contributing to the learning and practice of health in Ghana.
The award scheme in its maiden edition is a national medico-social initiative geared towards celebrating excellence in the health sector.
Other winners at the award scheme were 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.
Prof. Frimpong-Boateng was presented with a 24 carat gold medal for his contributions to cardiothoracic practice. He also has a state of the art first aid centre that has three ambulances and a helicopter ambulance named after him.
Okyeame Kwame, on the other hand, was honoured for his work in the fight against hepatitis B since 2009.
See the 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|