Dr Felix Anyah, the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm at Sogakope in the Volta Region as well as Holy Trinity Medical Centre in the Greater Accra Region, has received Africa’s Most Respected CEO – Health Sector Award at the event held in Mauritius.
The Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm in Sogakope, was also awarded the Africa’s Best Destination Spa for Wellness Conference at the Pan African Event.
Speaking in an interview on his return to Accra, Dr Felix Anyah, expressed his company’s gratitude to the organizers of the event dubbed; “Africa’s Giants” hosted by the Business Executive in collaboration with the Economic Development Board in Mauritius.
According to the man, who is also the Board Chairman of the Volta Regional Teaching Hospital, there were about 35 Awards going to recipients from different African Countries, such as Healthcare Incubator, Digital Solutions, Telecommunications, Brand Advertising and Renewable Energy going to Kenya, Mauritius, Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe respectively.
Dr Anyah, who is also the former Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, has won several awards already in this country.
Speaking in a welcome address at a thanksgiving party attended by staff of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre, comprising the hospital in Accra and the Spa and Health Farm in Sogakope, on Sunday, 7 August, 2022, Dr Mrs. Dzormeku, the Director of Medical Services of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre, thanked God, Dr Anyah, the Board, Management and Staff of the Medical Centre for remaining committed to the Vision, Mission, Goals and Strategies in Pioneering Wellness through Integrative Health/ Medicine for Health and Medical Tourism.
She noted that the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm is the Integrative Health/Medicine Department of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre.
She explained that, Integrative Health/Medicine harmonizes scientific or orthodox Medical Practices with Health Practices that Science has not proven, such as herbs, prayer, acupuncture, water, sound, climate, motion therapies, called Alternative Health/Medicine, together with Health Practices that assist Orthodox Scientific Health including physical exercises, healthy diet, sleep.
These are called Complementary Health/Medical Services.
The Director of Medical Services, continued that Integrative Health/Medicine has Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as one of its Pivot and, thus, enhances productivity and reduce expenditure on Orthodox Medical Services.
Dr Mrs Dzormeku confirmed that, as the First Spa in West Africa, the Spa has been misrepresented as a hotel and emphasized that the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm is a Health Facility and a Department of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre, and not a hotel.
Spas she continued, have different categories and Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm, founded by a Doctor, has doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, radiographers, dentists, dietitians, clinical psychologists, with all Orthodox Medicine Hospital structures as well as pastors, Herbal Medicine Practitioners, exercise physiologists and so on, and consequently classified as a Destination Spa, Hospital and Rehabilitation Spa, Medical Spa, Wellness Centre Spa, Health Farm, and occasionally provides Day Spa Services.
The concept of Spa in the provision of Healthcare she explained, are rooted in the:
Firstly, World Health Organization’s Definition of Health as “Health is the complete state of Physical, Psychological, Social, Emotional and Spiritual well-being of an individual, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity “
Secondly, The World Health Organization Primary Healthcare Strategy of Introducing Traditional Medicine into Healthcare Delivery Launched in 1979.
Thirdly, The Traditional Medicine Practice Act (Act 575 of AD 2000) of Ghana.
Fourth, The Regenerative Health and Nutrition Plan of the Ghana Ministry of Health focusing primarily on Health Promotion through Healthy Lifestyle.
One of the Products of the Centre, which was recognized in Mauritius, was Wellness Healthy Lifestyle Conference.
Dr Mrs Dzormeku, reiterated that lifestyle non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, stress disorders, diabetes, sleep disorders, high blood cholesterol, depression, suicide, anxiety, back and neck pains, migraine, enlarged prostate, overweight, peptic Ulcer, ischemic heart diseases, blood clots and cancers are severely affecting the productive sector of the economy especially those in the middle and upper class, globally more than Infections.
Most of these lifestyle problems cause death but may show little or no symptoms.
Hypertension for example, has earned the name “Silent Killer”
The Spa’s Wellness Healthy Lifestyle conference strategically provide Accommodation, Meals, Conference Halls to attract busy executives who may have ill-health from these lifestyle non-communicable ailments but most have no symptoms of sickness, yet may develop sudden death, strokes, heart attack, etc.
Anchored with all Orthodox Hospital professional facilities such as laboratory, X-ray, Scans, Dental Care, ECG, Ultrasound Scans, Echocardiogram, Dental Clinic, in-house Doctor, as well as physical exercise facilities, sleep promoting services, dietitian, clinical psychologists, doctors consultation, first class gym, large Kaleidoscope swimming pool, Health Shop, as well as several relaxing, detoxifying Spa services such as Infrared Sauna, Hydrotherapy, Massages, Hair Salon for males and females, cruise speed boats, Yacht, Houseboats, 100 Seater Cinema and a Club & Lounge Built on the Volta River, the Award received in Mauritius as AFRICA’S BEST DESTINATION SPA FOR WELLNESS CONFERENCE is poised to help many more business Executives to prioritize Wellness.