Dr. Felix Anyah Receives Impact Africa Health Award

06 December 2017
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Dr. Felix Anyah Receives Impact Africa Health Award

The Chief Executive Officer of the Korle - Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Felix Anyah has received the 2017 Impact Africa Summit Health Award at the second edition of the Impact Africa Summit: Ghana on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held on Thursday November 30, 2017 under the auspices of the International Perspective for Policy & Governance (IPPG) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Dr. Anyah succeeds Professor Enyonam Kwawukume, President of the Holy Family Medical School who received the 2016 Impact Africa Health Award. He now joins the list of eminent personalities including former President J A Kufuor, Professor Kwesi Yankah, Togbe Afede XIV, Farida Beidwei and Ken Ashigbey who are recipients of the prestigious Impact Africa Summit Award.

The Impact Africa Summit: Ghana on SDGs presents the biggest platform for government officials, senior diplomats, academia, local and international business executives, youth groups, civil society, the media among others, to share ideas and identify strategic means for the implementation and realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana.

A key component of the summit is the Impact Africa Awards which is to celebrate and award illustrious sons of the land who have and continues to make a significant impact on the socio - economic development agenda in Ghana in different fields.

Dr. Felix Anyah was honored for his meritorious contributions to private healthcare delivery in Ghana as the Founder and CEO of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre and the Holy Trinity Spa in Sogakope.

Leading a new phase of orthodox medical practice in Ghana with his innovative “Integrative Medical Service and Practice”, the Holy Trinity Spa has become a major health tourism destination in the sub region which is vital to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Dr. Anyah has also been an inspiration as a Counselor and Role Model to many young doctors and continues to inspire many others with his high ethical standards, business and success in medical practice.

The citation for the award presented to him by the Country Representative of the World Health Organization, Dr. Owen Laws Kaluwa also acknowledged his unique expertise and knowledge in healthcare delivery which led to his appointment as CEO and Head of the Korle - Bu Teaching Hospital.

In his remarks, Dr. Anyah proposed what he described as the “soft strategies” to help Ghana and the world achieve the SDGs by 2030. According to him, in addition to effort by governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve the goals, “if we can all adopt soft strategies by being truthful, exhibiting integrity, showing love and compassion and learning to sacrifice for one another, poverty will be a thing of the past in our societies”.

In his words, these virtues have been the “soft strategies” to the success of Holy Trinity Medical Centre and its affiliates which stared from very small beginnings in 1988 and currently operate with about 350 staff as of June 2017.

He was grateful for the honor and acknowledged his family, staff and all those who trained with him as well those he interacts with on a daily basis as being instrumental in his drive for success in the medical field.


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