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15.08.2005 General News

Ghana wins international midwife award


Accra, Aug. 15, GNA - A Ghanaian Midwife has for the second time won the "Marie Goubran Award" an award instituted by the International Confederation of Midwives to give recognition to midwives in countries with special needs and limited funding opportunities.

Mrs Amoateng-Boahen, Midwife in-charge of the Maranatha Maternity Clinic in Kumasi, who won the award winner, presented it to the Ministry of Health on Monday.

Ms Kathlyn Ababio, National President of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association, who accompanied the award winner, said winning the award for the second time meant that the profession had come of age and doing well in Ghana.

She was speaking to the Ghana News Agency at an occasion to present the Award to the Minister of Health. Ms Ababio said Ghana won the award last three years and to win again signified hard work and commitment on the part of Midwives in the country.

The Marie Goubran award, she said aimed at improving practice of midwifery and encouraging practitioners to do more by way of showing love and care to childbearing women and children. Ms Ababio urged Midwives to have passionate commitment towards childbearing women.

Mrs Amoateng-Boahen, Midwife in-charge of the Maranatha Maternity Clinic in Kumasi, the award winner, urged her fellow midwives to work hard to be recognized beyond the borders of Ghana. "Midwives should work hard to project the profession at international level," she said.

The Marie Goubran Award named after an Australian Midwife is given to a Midwife, who has demonstrated leadership potentials and commitment to childbearing women and families in countries like Ghana.