UN Public Service Day: HEDCODEC, YOSPIS Announce Winners for 2023 Health Awards
The Heroic Discovery and Community Development Centre (HEDCODEC) in collaboration with Youth Society for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Social Vices (YOSPIS), have today announced 20 winners for their 2023 ‘Dr. Aminu Magashi Annual Heroic Health Award’.
The award was celebrated to commemorate the 2023 United Nations Public Service Day while joining Nigeria government, NGOs, and the rest of the world for this special day.
The organisations report that the Annual Heroic Health Award was instituted in 2022 to celebrate unsung frontline health workers who have made significant contributions to saving lives.
The United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated on June 23 of every year and it was designated by the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution A/RES/57/277 of 2003, to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council established that the United Nations Public Service Awards be bestowed on Public Service Day for contributions made to the cause of enhancing the role, prestige, and visibility of public service.
Announcing the winners, Mrs. Monsurah Abdullahi, the Program Director, HEDCODEC, said the award process is a product of a rigorous, painstaking and highly competitive exercise conducted by the award committee.
She said 78 entries were received in five award categories while 74 were shortlisted from both Kano and Federal Capital Territory as 10 winners from Kano (5 males & 5 females) and 10 winners from FCT were announced.
On her part, The Executive Director, YOSPIS, Zainab Nasir Ahmad states, “Congratulatory letters have been sent to the winners and a date will be fixed within the week-long celebration of UN Public Service Day for award presentation ceremony”.
Below is the List of the Winners
Kano Male Winners
Hisbullah Munnir as Most Dedicated Volunteer Staff from Sheka PHC Kumbotso, Jibrin Muhammad Nas as Most Punctual Staff from Kaura Goje PHC Nassarawa, Ali Isma’il Muhammad as Most Safety Compliance Staff from Gwammaja MCH Dala, Abubakar Ubale Garba as Most Patient Friendly Staff from Lausu Health Post Rano and Musa Abdulkadir Magashi as Most Hygienic Staff from Maliki PHC Kuumbotso.
While the Kano Female Winners comprised Fatima Abbas Muhammad as Most Dedicated Volunteer Staff from PHC Tarauni, Hasiya Nasidi as Most Punctual Staff from Madatai PHC Kano Municipal, Hassana Aminu as Most Safety Compliance Staff from Dawakin Dakata PHC Nassarawa, Hadiza Aliyu as Most Patient Friendly Staff from Goron Dutse Health Clinic Gwale and Hafsat Ibrahim Saminu Most Hygienic Staff from Dantsinke PHC Tarauni.
Others were winners from Abuja (male) are Iorbee Kaior as Most Dedicated Volunteer Staff from abon Gari PHC Bwari, Yusuf Samo as Most Punctual Staff from Old Kutunku PHC Gwagwalada and Umar Bako as Most Safety Compliance Staff from Gwagwalada Township Clinic
Amos Grace Ojotule as Volunteer from
Gwagwalada Township Clinic, Salmat A. Salihu Most Punctual Staff from Dutse Makaranta PHC Bwari, Toyin Oniyilo as Most Safety Compliance Staff from Sabon Gari PHC Bwari, Madinat Uthman as Most Patient Friendly Staff from Mabushi PHC Abuja Municipal, Iyabo Omotoke Balogun as Most Hygienic Staff from Kuje PHC were among Abuja Female Winners.