Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume @70! | Features



On Sunday twelfth March 2023, Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume, who collectively together with his spouse Dr Susu Bridget Kwawukume, based Ghana’s premier personal Medical College, the Household Well being College Medical College, Teshie, Accra turned seventy (70) years outdated. A bunch of household and mates met to have fun the event at their house.

This was after his spouse and kids had overruled his resolution to not have fun his seventieth birthday, as males typically do to non-amusement of girls! Like Prof, I don’t like large birthday events, if any in any respect. Nonetheless, the three-score-and-ten might be exempted on account of its biblical significance amongst others.  

On the finish of 2022, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) put Ghana’s inhabitants at about 31 million. The typical life expectancy is 64.9 years, with females averaging 66.1 years and males 63.8 years. The proportion of Ghanaians between age 15-64 is 59.5%. These between 65-69 years represent 3.6% of Ghana’s inhabitants. For these seventy and above, they represent solely 2.73% of Ghana’s inhabitants, the endangered species Prof Kwawukume has simply joined. That is the place I feel seventieth birthdays might deserve particular celebration.

So, who’s Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume?

Prof Yao Kwawukume

A product of Mawuli College, Ho, Prof Kwawukume graduated from the College of Ghana Medical College in 1979 as a medical physician. Collectively together with his spouse Dr Susu Kwawukume, Prof is the co-founder and president of the Household Well being College Faculty (FHUC) which contains the Household Well being Medical College, the premier personal medical faculty in Ghana, the College of Nursing and Midwifery, and the Household Well being Hospital. Their intention is to assist enhance schooling and healthcare manpower within the sub-region, Africa and past. International college students come from Nigeria, Cameroon and Egypt.

Prof Kwawukume headed the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology on the College of Drugs and Dentistry, the College of Ghana for 9 years. He’s an honorary Fellow of the American Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 1997, he obtained the Badoe Instructing Award for being one of the best total lecturer and was additionally awarded the “Well being Laurette” by Influence Africa Summit in 2016. Prof Kwawukume is a previous chairman of the West African Faculty of Surgeons, and a previous president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana. His huge and revolutionary contributions within the subject of Obstetrics and Gynaecology embody being;

“the primary surgeon on this planet to carry out a Cold Myomectomy throughout a caesarean part utilizing a tourniquet. He additionally co-invented the Medical Eligibility Standards WHEEL for Reproductive Well being and Household Planning which is now used worldwide after approval and adoption by the WHO.” (Quote)

Prof Kwawukume loves writing and is the writer of two foundational textbooks, Complete Obstetrics and Complete Gynaecology within the Tropics, and the co-author of Complete Reproductive and Household Planning within the Tropics. These textbooks have been described as the primary written by Africans for Africans and the world and have contributed to a excessive success charge in examinations for postgraduate trainees and medical college students who use them.

FHUC Medical College

In 2020, the primary batch of thirty medical college students of FHUC graduated to grow to be medical docs. In 2021, FHUC Medical College efficiently produced fifty-four new docs for Ghana. The third batch of medical college students is because of graduate in September 2023.

A Pleasure FM report on sixteenth February 2023 titled “FHMS educated physician excels at Higher Accra Regional Hospital” said;

“An alumnus of the Household Well being Medical College, Dr Elorm Adzei Tuadra has just lately obtained the Excellent Employee award from the Higher Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) for being their Staff C’s General Excellent Home Officer for 2022. Dr Adzei graduated from Household Well being Medical College with the premier class of 2020, after present process a six-year Bachelor of Drugs and Bachelor of Surgical procedure (MB ChB) programme.”


Household Well being College Faculty began in a storage at 51 Guggisberg Road, Korle Bu, Korle Gonno in 1997 as a Diagnostic Centre referred to as Household Well being Group. In 2007, Household Well being College Faculty moved to its present everlasting location at Teshie, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and immediately reverse the Kofi Annan Worldwide Peacekeeping Coaching Centre (KAIPTC).

From the very humble beginnings as a Diagnostic Centre within the Nineties, Household Well being College Faculty, the imaginative and prescient of Prof and Dr Mrs Susu Kwawukume has immediately, blossomed into the Household Well being College Faculty comprising a Medical College, a Nursing and Midwifery College, and a Hospital positioned at Teshie, Accra.

Regardless of the attract of simpler and doubtless higher alternatives elsewhere, Prof has doggedly with tenacity and resilience stayed the course in Ghana pursuing his dedication to contribute to nationwide improvement by Drugs, regardless of all of the difficulties and frustrations pioneers undergo!

An innovation Prof Kwawukume has launched into the curriculum of ultimate 12 months Medical College students is “Management and Administration Coaching.” That is to present them a foretaste of what occurs in the actual world as contemporary docs, and their relationship with well being personnel they may meet, a few of whom could also be sufficiently old to be their dad and mom, earlier than they get there. Amongst others, Humility, Humaneness and Integrity, they’re taught, have to be their guiding rules.

The Professor has additionally instituted a scholarship Scheme of $10,500/annum for one scholar yearly. An Endowment Fund to deal with sensible however needy college students is to be launched on the finish of March 2023.

Prof Kwawukume’s selfless management reveals in all places. Constructions on the campus are always “work in progress” with renovations.

Prof, on the event of your seventieth Birthday, the Board of Trustees for the Endowment Fund led by Dr Naa Alhassan Andani, former MD Stanbic Financial institution, Council Members, College, Employees, employees and college students of the Household Well being College Faculty say AYEKOO and CONGRATULATIONS! We want you God’s continued blessings as you proceed to contribute in direction of Ghana’s Improvement.

It’s my hope that, many extra Ghanaians will likely be impressed by the patriotism of Prof Kwawukume and observe go well with. For, as a international Normal educated me throughout my cadet coaching outdoors within the early Nineteen Seventies, “your little nation Ghana produces extra brains per capita than many large nations do!” He advised me that, they had been Ghanaians in trade, academia and certainly NASA sending people to the moon and again!

So, why have we slid backwards from the shining Black Star of Africa we had been at independence to our present state of affairs of low morale? We have now to eschew greed, conceitedness and indiscipline, and reengineer our method again to patriotism, love of nation and self-discipline as we had been taught within the early Nineteen Sixties.

As soon as once more, Completely satisfied seventieth Birthday, Prof Enyonam Yao Kwawukume! God bless you on your management, selfless service and devotion to God and nation!

Management, lead!

Fellow Ghanaians, WAKE UP!

Brig Gen Dan Frimpong (Rtd)

Former CEO, African Peace Assist Trainers Affiliation

Nairobi, Kenya


Council Chairman

Household Well being College Faculty


[email protected]





Supply: Brig Gen Dan Frimpong (Rtd), Former CEO, African Peace Assist Trainers Affiliation, Nairobi, Kenya



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