The President of Breasts Care International (BCI), a breast cancer advocate non-governmental organization in Ghana, Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Harvard Global Health Catalyst African Ambassador Award.
The award, according to Global Health Catalyst, of Harvard Medical School in the United States of America, “is in recognition of your extensive leadership in health care delivery and management in Africa, particularly the management of breast cancer in Ghana”.
In a notification dated March 26, 2019 and signed by the Director of Harvard Global Health Catalyst, Prof Wilfred Ngwa and the MD of Awards Committee Chair, Prof Twalib Ngoma, the ceremony will be held at the Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, who is the President-elect of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), Africa’s biggest cancer body, was selected by a thirteen member committee consisting of past award winners and members of the GHC leadership team.
The CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals in Kumasi and Accra will have 15 minutes to deliver a speech during the ceremony, the notification added.
Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai has thirty years experience as a Medical Officer in Ghana, a breast surgeon for the past fourteen years and a consultant in Breast Cancer Management.
As a chair person of the Ghana Cancer Board, Dr. Wiafe Addai has won several international awards including Ghana Women of the Year Honors Award, 2016, Ultimate Woman of the Year, 2016, ESOR Quality Achievements Award, 2015, Century International Quality Award, Geneva, 2015 and Excellence in Business Leadership Award, 2015.
Others are International Arch European Award in the Diamond Category in Germany in 2013,
Constellation Quality and Excellence Award in the Diamond Category in New York in May, 2012, Health and Excellence Award in Diamond Category in New York in May, 2012, International Gold Star for leadership in quality Award in Geneva, Switzerland, in September 2010, among others.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah