One of Ghana's respected female Gynaecologists at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr Hawa Malechi has been crowned Ghana's ‘Most Outstanding Female in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’ at the just-ended 10th Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards 2024 held at the luxurious Accra Marriot hotel in Accra.

The award demonstrates her stunning leadership qualities and exceptional dedication to providing quality healthcare and being a highly respected personality advocating for the best patient care in the medical sector.

The Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards organised on July 5 by The Business Executive Magazine Limited seeks to publicly recognize women in Ghana who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in various forms of endeavours across both the public and private sectors, such as entrepreneurs, professionals, corporate executives, public institution managers, diplomats, sportswomen, traditional rulers, and others.

The accolade automatically ushers her as a “SHE ACHIEVER” which is the topmost connective female network platform in Ghana.

The initiative is an executive association which embodies top female CEOs and past Feminine Ghana Achievement Award winners and creates a platform on which members can more easily reach out for assistance in a required field without incurring costs. It also stands for Women's Empowerment and gets the voices of women heard on important social matters.

Speaking to the media after receiving the award, Dr Hawa Malechi expressed her profound gratitude to God, her family and the entire staff at the Tamale Teaching Hospital for their love and support always.

According to her, this reflects her commitment to delivering the highest standards of quality customer satisfaction and also setting a benchmark for others to follow.

"I believe in hard work and service to humanity. It is important in the sphere of work to strive to reach and maintain the highest standards possible. I will continue to give my best to my patients with the greatest of love and care always", she said with joy.

Tamale Teaching Hospital is positioning itself as a leader in the industry with credibility and reputation in the market.

More about Dr Hawa Malechi

Dr Hawa Malechi attended Tamale Secondary School from 1995-1997 and was the girl’s prefect in the final year.

She proceeded to the University of Ghana Medical School from 1999 and 2007, obtaining a BSc in Medical Sciences, a Bachelor of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). She graduated at the top of her class with 10 awards including the overall best student award.

She did her internship as a doctor in Cape Coast, Koforidua, and Accra between 2007-2009 before joining the Tamale Teaching Hospital as a Medical Officer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2010.

She then proceeded to the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital to pursue both membership in the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) and a Fellowship in the West Africa College of Surgeons.

She was awarded membership to the Ghana College of Surgeons in 2016 and came out as the overall best female candidate of the West Africa College of Surgeons examination in 2016. She continued with fellowship with the GCPS after several years of service to women in Northern Ghana and was awarded a fellowship in 2023.

She is a Senior Lecturer at the University for Development Studies and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. She teaches junior residents, medical doctor interns, midwives and physician assistants, both in the University and the Hospital.

She is the Coordinator of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology MEDEVAC programme in delivering free Gynaecological surgeries to women in Tamale and its environs.

She is presently the chairperson of the Medical Women Association for the five regions of the north. She is a national trainer on family planning and comprehensive abortion care with the Family Health Unit of the Ministry of Health/ Ghana Health Service.

As a cervical cancer prevention advocate, she champions extensive cervical cancer campaigns in the Northern Region, together with the Medical Women Association of Ghana.

She led the COVID-19 task force of the TTH maternity unit during the height of the pandemic, performing surgeries on women who had COVID-19 but needed surgery.

She has had 11 academic awards in the course of her studies and received special awards in the course of her work including COVID-19 HEROES AWARD – By Humanitarian Awards Global, 2021, MOST EXCEPTIONAL FEMALE HEALTH WORKER – By Humanitarian Global Awards, 2022, OUTSTANDING FEMALE DOCTOR – By Ghana Women Awards, 2023, PRESIDENTIAL HONOUR FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE – By the President of the Republic of Ghana – 2023 among others.

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