…..For His Enormous Contribution To The Health Sector
The President of Family Health Medical School, the premier private medical school in Ghana, Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume, has been awarded by Impact Africa Summit; Ghana Health Laureate for his enormous contribution to the health sector of the country.
Prof. Kwawukume, an Mb ChB, FWAC, FGCPS, FACOG, Adm.& Mgt. holder is also the Director of Family Health Hospital and Board Chairman of the Family Health School of Nursing and Midwifery at Teshie, a suburb in Accra.
He is also an Inaugural Professor and Chair of KK Bensti-Enchil, Chair of College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.
Prof. Kwawukume, was a former Head at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Korle- Bu as well as the Past Chair of the West African College of Surgeons, WACS (Obst & Gynae,.).
He is the immediate past President of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG).
The Laureate award given to Prof. Yao Kwawukume on July 7, 2016, saw his vision for the health sector as something that led to the birth of the Family Health Medical School; the premier private medical school in Ghana.
Prof. Kwawukume’s vision again, was also recognized for adding up to the government’s efforts in producing more medical doctors for the country.
In 2014, Prof. Kwawukume received honorary Fellowship award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in recognition of his significant contribution to teaching and research in the area of obstetrics and Gynecology.
It should also be noted that he was the first in the world to successfully perform bloodless myomectomy at caesarean section with a tourniquet and he continues to teach all doctors in Ghana, West Africa and the United States of America.
He is also the co-inventor of the Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel which was adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He is the author of various standard text books in obstetrics and gynaecological, reproductive health and family planning which is used in the West African sub-region.
The award describes Prof. as a writer who has contributed weekly in the Mirror Publications for over four years.
Apart from the many research works done and published, he’s now developing a media to increase the growth of embryos (egg and sperms) for in vitro fertilization ( IVF) popularly known as test tube babies and this will help infertile men and women achieve pregnancy.
He’s accredited for successful IVF or test tube babies resulting in singletons, twins and triplets.
Citation that accompanied the award reads;
IMPACT AFRICA SUMMIT: GHANA HEALTH LAUREATE
PROF. ENYONAM YAO KWAWUKUME
‘’Impact Africa Summit: Ghana celebrates you for your enormous contribution to the health sector of the country and your vision for the sector that led to the birth of the Family Health Medical School; the premier private medical school in Ghana.
At the time that the country’s doctor-patient ratio is far below the internationally accepted ratio by the Commonwealth, your vision in adding up to efforts by government to produce more medical doctors for the country is worthy of recognition.
Your impact on the health sector in Ghana is also notable through the Family Health Hospital, which you established in 1997. The hospital which provides comprehensive healthcare services to Ghanaians also runs a nursing school, where health assistants ( clinical ) are trained, and is in the process of starting Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery courses.
Your experience and knowledge has been imparted on many health professionals as a Lecture and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Ghana Medical School.
Ayekoo Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume, 2016 Impact Africa Summit: Ghana Health Laureate!!!.
The Impact Africa Summit is an initiative of Diplomatic Corp in partnership with the Diplomatic Council, International Perspective, EnergyNet UK and the Ghana UK Based Achievement.