2024 Annual Zenith Global Health Award Recipient, Blaise Ackom: A Beacon of Hope In The Fight Against Cancer

In a stirring ceremony that brought together healthcare professionals from across Africa and beyond, Blaise Ackom, a level 200 upper General Nursing student of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, emerged as a beacon of hope in the battle against cancer.

Ackom was awarded the prestigious 2024 annual Zenith Global Health Award in Health and Social Care for his exemplary advocacy work on breast and cervical cancer. With a heart full of compassion and a mission-driven by divine revelation, Blaise embarked on a journey to educate women across the country about the risks, treatments, and prevention methods for breast and cervical cancer.

His efforts, as he says fueled by a calling from God revealed to him through a dream, have touched the lives of countless women, empowering them with knowledge and hope in the face of adversity.

But Blaise’s impact extends beyond awareness campaigns. In partnership with organizations like the Cancer Support Network Foundation, he has provided free treatment and advice to women battling breast or cervical cancer, offering a lifeline to those in need.

Additionally, Blaise’s commitment to menstrual hygiene saw him distribute over 1000 free sanitary pads to women in various market centers, ensuring dignity and comfort for those often marginalized.

Reflecting on his remarkable journey, Blaise expressed profound gratitude for the recognition bestowed upon him. He credited his lecturers and faculty at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana for their unwavering support and inspiration, acknowledging that this accolade only serves to fuel his passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

In a message to his colleagues at Wisconsin International University College Ghana, Blaise urged them to follow in his footsteps, to be innovative in identifying health concerns, and to educate the public through advocacy for early treatment. For Blaise Ackom, the Zenith Global Health Award is not just a testament to his achievements, but a call to action to continue his crusade for the wellbeing of women and girls everywhere.

The Zenith Global Health awards are set up by healthcare professionals to acknowledge and celebrate fellow healthcare and allied healthcare professionals for their commitment and dedication which is seldom acknowledged.

Zenith Global Health recognizes that many healthcare and Allied Healthcare Professionals go beyond the call of duty to ensure the delivery and sustenance of quality care for patients globally.

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