Rabito Cilinic commemorate Prof Delle 40 year as a Specialist Dermatology
7/11/2012 9:01:10 AM -
Accra, June 11, GNA - Rabito Clinic has organised a free medical screening exercise on skin diseases and general medical care to commemorate Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle's 40th anniversary of his induction as a Specialist Dermatology.
The exercise was organized by staff of Clinic to honor Prof Delle of the good work and service and achievement in his practice as a dermatologist in 40 years of his career.
Professor Delle said Rabito Clinic, which he established, was name after Prof Cologero Rabito who was a lecturer at the University of Padua, Italy, where he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery in 1970.
He said his desire to provide quality and affordable health service for Ghanaians compelled him to form a Health and Human Rights non-governmental organization called 'African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters'.
Prof Delle said, 'As President of the organization, I have been providing medical and humanitarian services to people since its formation and periodically leads a team of medical experts to some prisons in the country to offer free medical and humanitarian services to the prison inmates.'
He said students from Italy, the Netherlands and Germany come to Ghana to attend clinical practical at Rabito Clinic, a place referred to as centre of excellence in the practice of dermatology.
Prof Delle said his contribution to health service in general and specialist care in skin and venereal disease had been recognized both nationally and internationally and the American Academy of Dermatology recently express its appreciation to him for his 25 years of continues membership and support.
'Since my return to Ghana in 1974, I have been able to train some young doctors in dermatology, some of them later specialists in Britain, Italy and Germany and through my assistance and support, some Ghanaian doctors had had the opportunity to receive training on care of torture victims in Copenhagen, Denmark, from International rehabilitation Centre for torture victims, where I also had some training.'
Prof Edmund Nminyem Delle was born the 18th of November 1943 at Nandom in the Upper West Region (UWR).
He started his formal education at Nandom Primary School in 1949 to 1954 and move to the middle school at Lawra also in the UWR in1995. He joined the Government Secondary School in Tamale from 1957 to 1962 for his General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (O Level) and Advanced level (A Level).
Prof Delle in 1964 was sponsored by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Poreku Derry to Italy at the University of Padua where he obtained doctorate in Medicine and surgery in 1970 and was awarded a scholarship from Medicus Mundi, an International Organization to study at the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Antwerp, Belgium, where obtained a diploma in tropical medicine in 1971 and was the first Ghanaian doctor to study in the institute.
Prof Delle was appointed a Resident Medical Officer and Lecturer in skin disease at the Padua University in 1972 to 1974, he then return back to Ghana in 1974 to establish the Rabito Clinic which currently have 24 branches dotted throughout the country with over 300 staff.
He is founding member and a National Secretary of the Ghana Society of Dermatologist and Foundation fellow of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeon in 2005 and was appointed member of the Legal and Ethics Committee of the Ghana AIDS Commission.
Prof Delle spearheaded the formation of African Association of Dermatologist and become the Vice-President, later, he become the Secretary General form 1991 to 1997.
He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologist, which had elected him as honorary foreign member, Fellow American Academy 1986 and a commissioner for International Commission for Health Professional in 1989 and voted man of the year in 2000 by the American Biographical Center and awarded him a Prestigious Marie Award in 2006.
Prof Delle was a founding member and first National Secretary of the Ghana Society of Dermatologist and has served as Chairman of Board of Directors of the Standard Magazine and Newspapers Limited from 1976 to 1999.
He has also served as Secretary of Catholic Doctors Guilds of Ghana since 1984 and was able to organize the first Pan-African Congress of Catholic Doctors in Ghana 1984.
Prof Delle won a landslide victory to become the Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in 2003 and has, with the support of the Ministry of Health started a programme for the 'One Day Stop Cervical Cancer Project and currently an adjunct Professor of Dermatology at the University for Development Studies (UDS).
He is the Board Chairman of Catholic Center for Hope for the aged, the sick and the needy in society. He Speaks French, English, Italian and a Hausa and has served on numerous Boards in the country, and married with five children. He enjoys reading and gardening.