One of the country’s decorated journalists, Seth Kwame Boateng, has graduated with a third Master’s degree from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
The JoyNews Broadcast Journalist successfully completed a course in Public Health, Health Management Planning and Policy on Monday.
Seth graduated from the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana with M.A in Communication Studies in 2016 and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) with M.A in Conflict Peace and Security.
His achievements include the Global Health Reporting Award 2017 and GJA Journalist of The Year for 2014. He won the best reporter for the Human Rights Reporting Category and the West African Journalist of the Year at the 2017 WAMECA.
Two documentaries by the award-winning journalist, Locked and Forgotten (2015) and Left to Rot (2016), have played an important role in recent Ghanaian prison reform efforts.
Seth’s story “Next to Die” was adjudged the best report for the Heath Reporting Category.
A two-part documentary, Next to Die highlighted the critical issue of child mortality and maternal deaths in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the second biggest city in Ghana.
On average, four babies were dying each day while about 100 women died on delivery beds annually in the hospital.
The story resulted in the First Lady of Ghana, The Multimedia Group Limited, other key institutions and individuals collaborating to raise over $2 million to complete an ultra-modern maternity and mother and baby unit for the hospital.
Below are more photos from the graduation ceremony below: