Mr. Divine Kporha, a dedicated nurse from the Volta Region, has been awarded the prestigious 2023 National Best Nurse & Midwife Award.
He attributes this recognition to his exemplary humanitarian efforts and volunteerism, including spearheading the construction of a neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) and contributing to the welfare of lepers.
In an interview, Mr. Kporha shared insights into his notable achievements, stating, “The construction of a well-equipped neo-natal intensive care unit at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital was made possible by funding from the Australian High Commission through the Mental Health and Wellbeing Foundation. They gave me 42,000 Australian dollars to be able to set up that facility.”
His philanthropic endeavors also extended to securing essential hospital equipment, such as incubators, ventilators, and radiant warmers for the hospital, enhancing maternal health services in the Ketu South Municipality.
Mr. Kporha was recognized at the fourth edition of the Ghana Registered Nurse and Midwives Association's (GRNMA) Annual National Dinner and Awards night at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra.
As the overall best nurse in the country, he was presented with a brand-new Nissan Ameri Saloon car, a plaque, shash, citation, and undisclosed cash.
The GRNMA awards, initiated in 2020, aims to motivate nurses and midwives to pursue excellence, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to service in saving lives.
Other award recipients included Naomi Oti, honored with the Dr. Dora Ann Kisseh International Achievement award, Richard Amankwa, recipient of the Rural Service Award, and Kate Otoo, named the Regional Best Nurse/Midwife.
The GRNMA awards continue to recognize and inspire healthcare professionals who distinguish themselves through exceptional service, initiatives, and innovations.