The Ghana Health Service Excellence Awards Night 2023

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The Ghana Health Service held its maiden awards night called the Ghana Health Service Excellence Awards in Accra last night.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

“An integral part of our staff welfare and performance management system, designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding performance at both individual and institutional levels.” The Director-General of the Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said.

In addition to improving patient happiness and customer service, the Director-General noted that the awards program is in line with the principles of the Network of Practice. This GHS flagship initiative aims to optimize performance in the quest for universal health coverage. He said that the need for the awards program arose after the COVID-19 epidemic when our healthcare professionals demonstrated unsung heroism by persevering through difficult conditions and demonstrating steadfast dedication.

Dignitaries in attendance

The awards were divided into three categories, according to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye: district, regional, and national. District and regional winners advanced to compete for the primary prizes at the national level, respectively. He revealed that 1779 honors were given out at the district, regional, and national levels, including all medical professionals as well as all healthcare levels. Dignitaries in attendance were Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, and Hon. Tina Mensah, the Deputy Minister of Health.

Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana

The First Lady praised healthcare professionals for their devotion and hard work, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and emphasized the need to recognize what they’ve done through the awards night. At the ceremony, 66 facilities and people received the awards. The honors included one overall national award, eighteen general staff awards, fourteen awards for leadership excellence, eighteen institutional awards, and fifteen special awards honoring organizations and development partners that have improved the nation’s healthcare system.

Ms. Egbeegbe Anagbonu, a senior midwifery officer at the Tokurano Health Center in the Krachi East District of the Oti Region, was named the best worker overall for 2023 at the ceremony’s conclusion.

Ms. Egbeegbe Anagbonu, Best Worker Of The Year (GHS)