Ivy Ahiney Tetteh

Community Hero

Ivy Ahiney Tetteh

(GHA) Ghana:  Nurse

Nominee Highlights:

Driven by her passion for women’s and children’s health, Ivy Ahiney Tetteh, a Sogakope District Hospital Nursing Officer, has managed to achieve amazing results with limited resources. Not only did her efforts directly result in the establishment of the hospital’s NICU and Cervical Cancer Screening Unit, but her advocacy and community outreach programmes on cervical cancer and neonatal health have gone on to positively impact women and their families in the region.

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Despite being trained as a health educator, Ivy Ahiney Tetteh has remained in the nursing field due to her love for women’s health, children and nursing in general. Her achievements are numerous given the resource-constrained environment she operates in, and time and time again she has managed to put a smile on the faces of her many patients. Serving as the Nursing Officer at Sogakope District Hospital, Ivy established and equipped the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and has maintained a zero neonatal mortality rate ever since. Ivy was also responsible for setting up a Cervical Cancer Screening Unit and clinic at the hospital and managed to construct a phototherapy unit from local construction materials. In addition to her work developing the hospital’s capabilities, Ivy runs advocacy and outreach programmes on cervical cancer and neonatal health-related issues, as well as free baby care items for less privileged mothers.