The People's Choice Practitioners Awards, organised by Media Men Ghana, last Friday, honoured a number of Ghanaian individuals and groups contributing to the learning and practice of health delivery in Ghana.

The event, graced by his Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, brought together distinguished personalities to the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.

The maiden edition of the awards, is a national medico-social initiative geared towards celebrating excellence in the health sector.

Prominent among the awardees is renowned heart surgeon and Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng who was awarded ‘Legend of the Year’ and musician and Hepatitis B icon, Okyeame Kwame who received the ‘Outstanding Health Ambassador’ honour.

The scheme saw other notable Ghanaian winners in varying disciplines of health which includes Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, DCOP Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim, Dr Mike Agyekum Addo, Dr. Bryite Asamoah, Dr. Ellen Boakye, Dr. Kwaku Oteng, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, Dr. Richard Selormey, Sara Nana Yeboah and Ellen Boakye and many others.

The ultimate chief celebrant, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is the pioneer of Ghana’s first cardiothoracic centre.

He was presented with a 24-karat medal gold medal and a brass bust of him. He was also named after a state of the art first aid centre constituting three ultra-modern Ambulances and a helicopter ambulance.

The ‘Outstanding Health Ambassador’ honour will be one of other numerous laurels for the versatile rapper and philanthropist Okyeame Kwame for his corporate social responsibility through his Hepatitis B initiative which he started in 2009. A month ago, he, for the same reason received the key to the city of Cincinnati.

See full list of awardees below:




Social Media Health Advocate

Benson Owusu


Health App

Bisa App


Forces Clinician

Dcop Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim


Health Advocate–Social Event

Despite Group Blood Donation


Pharmacist of the Year

Dr Agyekum Addo


Versatile Clinician

Dr Mrs Gyikua Plange-Rhule


Medical Officer

Dr Tabitha Botchway


Health Advocate–Clinician

Dr. Bryite Asamoah


Specialist Clinician

Dr. Daniel Kwesi Sabbah


Private Practice Clinician

Dr. Edward Mahama


Medical Student

Dr. Ellen Boakye


Herbal Clinician

Dr. Kwaku Oteng


Health Citizen

Dr. Osei Kwame Despite


Locally Produced Drug



Local Pharmaceutical Institution

Ernest Chemist


Health Intern

Faustina Awuni Teni


House Officer

 Dr. Caleb Otu-Ansah


Physician Assistant

Gloria Cabornu


Health Food Product



Private Health Facility

Holy Trinity Medical Centre/Spa


Pharmaceutical Rep

Kwesi Pratt Yamoah


Certified Registered Anesthetist

Samuel Assibi Akparibo


Health Advocate–Media Program

Vodafone Healthline


Associate Clinician – Allied Sciences

Naana Debrah


Health Ambassador

Okyeame Kwame


Unparalleled Rural Health Facility

Pediatorkope Hospital


Health Advocate–Pharmaceutical



Legend of the Year

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng


Herbal Health product


Pure Noni Juice


PCP Clinician Leadership Award

Richard Selormey


Most Urbanised health Facility

Ridge Hospital


Associate Clinician – Ward

Sara Nana Yeboah


Health Management Team

Tamale Teaching Hospital


Most Prescribed Foreign Drug



Longest running Media health event

TV3 Blood Donation Exercise


Health Advocate–Media Institution



Philanthropic and health Support Institution

Vodafone Ghana