Philomena Owusu Domfeh, a deaconess of The Church of Pentecost who fellowships with Achimota Central First Service in the Achimota District, has been adjudged the Best Midwife in the Greater Accra Region for the year 2020.
She received the prestigious award during the International Day of Midwife celebration organised by the Ministry of Health on October 8, 2020, in Accra.
Deaconess Philomena Domfeh, in the year 2019, also won the Best Practicing Midwife at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital), where she practices as a midwife. As a member of the Achimota Area COVID-19 Task Force of the church, she is very instrumental in educating members of the church on health-related issues.
In her acceptance speech, Deaconess Philomena Owusu Domfeh thanked the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for such an honour and appealed to them to provide the needed logistics and rural incentives to midwives in remote areas to improve upon the quality of midwifery services.
She dedicated the award to the almighty God and encouraged everyone to work with all their heart whatever their hands find to do to the glory of God.
Present at the occasion were the Country Representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mr. Niyi Ojoulape; Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu; Director-General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye; Country Representative, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mr. Daniel Mumuni, and the Director for Technical Coordination, Dr. Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt.
Others were the Acting Chief Programme Officer for Nursing and Midwifery-MoH, Dr. Barnabas Kwame Yeboah; Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services of GHS, Mrs. Eva Mensah and the President of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), Madam Netta Forson-Ackon.