UGBS Alumna Wins The Col. Vida Otoo (Rtd) Military Nightingale Award

UGBS Alumna Wins The Col. Vida Otoo (Rtd) Military Nightingale Award
Jan 12, 2022

Lt Col Patience Akuvi Dzigbordi Awumee, an alumna of the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), received the Col. Vida Otoo (Rtd) Military Nightingale Award on Friday, 17th December 2021, at the Kempinski Hotel. This is a special category award of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) National Awards.

Lt Col Awumee is a results-oriented nurse/midwife and military officer, with 26 years working experience and a Deputy Director of Nursing Services (DDNS). She has achieved great milestones, including an outstanding performance recognition at the United Nations Mission in Liberia, as a team leader for military observers for the only remaining Team Site in Liberia in 2017. She and her colleague military observers, contributed towards the successful 2017 Presidential  and Parliamentary Electons in the Liberia. While at the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) as a First Aid Instructor (May 2010 – January 2014), she also led a team to design the alumni logo and cloth for the GMA and set up the first Infirmary at GMA. She also worked with others to train hundreds of frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic at the 37 Military Hospital. Lt Col Awumee was also led a team to set up the 37 Military Hospital Dialysis Unit in 2018, under the direction of her Commander. She can further be credited for leading a team to design the 37 Military Nightingales Association cloth, the symbolic Florence Nightingale uniform and the Lamp for the ‘Rallying Round the Lamp’, all being concepts by Col Vida Otoo (Rtd).

Due to her continuous pursuit for knowledge, Lt Col Patience Akuvi Dzigbordi Awumee is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Policy Management.

UGBS is proud to be associated with Lt Col Awumee, and congratulates her for achieving such great feats!

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