In recognition of his immense support and contribution to the empowerment of women and children in Ghana, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Chief Executive has been honored by a Civil Society Organization known as Advocate for Fair and Legal Access (AFLAG) Ghana.
The women and children support award was conferred on Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye at the AFLAG Philanthropic Award and Charity Night held at the La Palm Beach Royal Hotel on November 17, 2023.
The event was under the theme, “Honoring Heroes: Empowering change together."The NHIA Acting Director, Administration, Mr. Raymond Avinu received the prestigious award on behalf of the Chief Executive and applauded the organizers for the honor.
He said the timely award fit into the year-long 20th Anniversary celebrations of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
He reaffirmed Dr. Okoe Boye’s transformational leadership objective to make the NHIA, the most visible and reliable public sector organization in Ghana.
"We are happy we have been recognized for our social interventions program which includes the exemption of pregnant women from paying premiums and making them also enjoy free maternal health care for all expectant mothers in Ghana."
"Also the inclusion of breast and childhood cancers in the NHIS Benefits Package, shows our passion and dedication towards the support of maternal health and also the promotion of free access to maternal healthcare for vulnerable women."
Mr. Avinu pledged the NHIA's commitment to supporting AFLAG in its charitable interventions. Ghana's former Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo in her keynote address commended AFLAG for raising funds to undertake health, legal and socio economic projects geared towards promoting women and children's welfare.
"The one that touches me most is the initiative to revamp the Nsawam female prison and I hereby call on all to join them in raising the funds towards this great initiative."
“I will personally monitor to see all the stages towards the revamping of the Nsawam prison."
The main aim of the awards was to recognize and showcase Impactful and exceptional works of organizations, institutions and individuals who have made a significant impact in promoting and supporting humanity in various forms such as economic empowerment, health support, educational support, ensuring access to justice and many more.
The event also further sought to raise funds for AFLAG's Initiatives and ongoing projects seeking to empower the marginalized communities, provide free legal services and promote education and economic opportunities for those in need.Advocate for Fair Legal Access.
Ghana (AFLAG) has been in existence since 2016 with the aim to bridge the gap between the marginalized who suffer exclusion from the benefits of mainstream Legal Economic and Social empowerment in Chana.
With global conversations on Equity and Equality at its peak, AFLAG works to combat the problem of marginalization and give hope to the hopeless in society.
The organization has been dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of the disadvantaged particularly women. youth and children in our community.
Through various charitable initiatives, the organization has strived to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Source : Hamdiya Amadu Yakubu