GHS to award over 2000 health workers

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched the second edition of its excellence awards scheme to honour the best performing CHPS, Health Centres, Primary and Secondary level hospitals, and district and regional hospitals among others.

The Excellence Awards Scheme seeks to award hard-working and dedicated healthcare providers who will acknowledge outstanding staff, promote quality healthcare, and excellence and motivate others to do more. Again, the award is to improve performance and accelerate progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals.

Launching the 2nd edition of the award scheme, Director General, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said, the goal is to build a sense of national pride, and professionalism in health workers working in deprived areas. He said, “Many Health Workers especially those in deprived areas provide essential and dedicated services under challenging conditions yet their remarkable of efforts are yet to be publicly acknowledged or appreciated. This is why we have prioritized the GHS Excellence Awards”.

He, therefore, urged everyone to give their best to help improve and sustain the quality of healthcare delivery and the health outcome of the populace.

Mrs Araba Kudiabor, the Chairperson of the Awards Committee, said the initiative would form part of the larger rebranding initiative of the Service to create awareness of the contribution of health workers to improving health outcomes and socio-economic development of the country.

“This year, the service aims to honour an impressive number of individuals and institutions at various levels across the country, this includes 2,273 individuals at the district level, 280 individuals and institutions at the regional level 25 individuals and institutions at the national level”. She added.
Nomination opens from July 1, 2024, to July 23, 2024.

The event brought together healthcare practitioners, senior managers of the Service, development partners, private sector organisations, media, and other stakeholders, and presented a valuable opportunity to recognise partner businesses and organisations desirous to support the Award Scheme and the initiative to promote quality healthcare.

Ghana | | Abigail Owusu


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