Dr Kuma-Aboagye (right) receiving the award from Han Duck-soo, the South Korean Prime Minister
Dr Kuma-Aboagye (right) receiving the award from Han Duck-soo, the South Korean Prime Minister

S. Korean Prime Minister rewards GHS boss

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has received the South Korean Prime Minister's citation.

The citation is in recognition of and appreciation for his outstanding contributions to the national and social development of the Republic of Korea through the International Development Cooperation.

It was handed to him on November 25, 2022, by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Han Duck-soo, in Korea.

Presenting the citation, the Prime Minister said it was to directly identify and reward professionals who played integral roles in the implementation of development projects that brought about social change.


This recognition comes on the back of Dr Kuma-Aboagye’s excellent management of Ghana’s Covid-19 response programme.

As the GHS boss, he led the effective coordination of Ghana’s response programme that eventually curtailed the importation of the virus and stopped its spread.

His scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic won him admiration from colleague health professionals who attributed Ghana’s success in defeating the virus in part to his proactiveness as the head of the Health Service.

Commenting on the citation, Dr Kuma-Aboagye said, “I am happy to receive this citation amid the recognition and honor it comes with it.”

He expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister and the people of the Republic of Korea for the recognition and promised to do more to advance the frontiers of social development.

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