Maiden Ghana Paediatric Excellence Awards to honour paediatricians and baby health professionals have been held in Accra.
The occasion held at the Lancaster lodge in Accra recognised 25 paediatricians in both public and private healthcare establishments for his or her excellent contributions to the health sector. All the awardees received a plaque.
Dr. Nana Obeng Ambe received the Paediatric Surgeon of the Year, Dr. Ida Dzifa Dey, received the Supporting Paediatric Rheumatologist of the Year and Ridge Hospital Bone marrow Center was adjudged the Paediatric Sickle Cell hospital of the Year.
Also, an honorary award was given to Professor Nana Akyaa Yao, the one Paediatric Cardiologist in Ghana for her excellent contribution in curing children with coronary heart illness.
The award scheme under the auspices of Afrimedia Galaxy is to inspire health professionals who’ve demonstrated compassion, respect and care to children’s well-being.
Speaking at the occasion, the Medical Director of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Okay. Srofenyoh said the award scheme for paediatricians is well timed.
This, he explained is as a result of paediatricians have gone above and past the call of obligation, laboring nonstop to save lives whereas endangering their very own.
“Paediatrics the most difficult part of specialisation in medicine so we thank them for looking after our children.
Emphasizing the need for a regular reward system, Dr. Srofenyoh said it will encourage many to give off their best in life of duty.
He commend Afrimedia Galaxy for the laudable initiative which he described as second to none.
Executive Director of Afrimedia Galaxy, Joseph Egyir Sarfo said the award is to acknowledge the true champions of health.
“Being a paediatrician is a very difficult work and they have to be appreciated so that they can do more to help humanity” he confused.
Mr. Sarfo was assured the maiden version will propel lots of paediatricians to give off their finest of their line work.
“People not interest in going in the field so this award which recognizes their hard work will encourage a lot of young health professional to be paediatricians” he added.
Below is the complete record of winners
- Dr. Nana Obeng Ambe
Paediatric Surgeon of the year
- Prof. Nana Akyaa Yao
The solely Paediatric Cardiologist in Ghana
- Dr. Dziffa-Bella Ofori Adjei
Paediatric Ophthalmologist of the year
- Dr. Kafui Seayor
Paediatric ENT practitioner of the year
- Dr. Betty Bankah
Adolescent Care Practitioner of the year
- Dr. Beatrice Anyan
Paediatric Nephrologist of the year
- Dr. Adoma Dwumo Fokou Odoom( Nhyira Paediatric)
Paediatric Advocacy Personality of the year
- Dr Ida Dzifa Dey
Supporting Paediatric Rheumatologist of the year
- Ridge Hospital Bone marrow Center
Paediatric Sickle Cell hospital of the year
- Sam J Specialist hospital
Paediatric buyer oriented hospital of the year
- Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital
Outstanding Eye facility of the year
- Dr. Sheila Asamoah-Okyere
Most promising paediatrician of the year
- Korle Bu Eye Hospital
Paediatric eye hospital of the year
- Madam Takyiwaa Odei
Paediatric supporting nurse of the year
- Princess Kotey
Emerging health administrator of the year
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