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Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng contribution to Ghana

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is the first Ghanaian to understake heart surgery in the sub-region over thirty-five years ago in 1985, as first black man,

For the love of his country Ghana,
Prof. Frimpong-Boateng returned home in 1989 to establish the National Cardiothoracic Centre and the Ghana Heart Foundation

Currently, he is the founding Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre and currently the President of the Ghana Heart Foundation

Unlike many graduates at the time, who would have stayed abroad to continue making the headlines, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng joined the University of Ghana Medical School in the year 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery the same year and a Full Professor in 2002.

His love for humanity also made him to set up the Frimpong-Boateng Medical Centre at Toase in the Ashanti Region in 2001 to provide medicare for the people in the area

*Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng as a Minister*

He was appointed Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in February 2017.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng is a former Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, past President of the Ghana Red Cross Society and past Chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng was also the Head of Surgery at the University of Ghana Medical School.

He is a patron of SMIDO (Suame Magazine Industrial Development Organisation) and a patron of the Ghana Old Footballers Association.

Awards

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng has received several local and international awards in recognition of his medical work and service to humanity.

In 1999 he was the Ghana Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Marketing Man of the Year and a recipient of the Millennium Excellence Award. In 2005, the Millennium Excellence Foundation honoured him as the Personality of the Decade.

He is the Secretary of the Centre for Technology-Driven Economic Development (CTED) which received the 2003 special award from the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana.

On September 10, 2004, he was a recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) Degree from the University of Education, Winneba.

He also received an honorary Doctor of Laws (DLL) degree from the University of Ghana Legon, on March 23, 2016.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng was made honorary member of the German Surgical Society in May 2011.

Source:Broadcastergh.com/Ayisah Foster

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