Professor Dora Akunyili Wins US Health Award


Former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has been honoured with the ‘2013 Healthcare Foundation Leadership Award’ in the United States, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.


The award organised by the Hackensack University Health Network in New Jersey, in collaboration with a US-based firm with the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation, took place at the 8th Annual Faces of Hope Banquet on Saturday.


Presenting the award, the Chairman of Hackensack University Medical Centre, Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp, commended the former Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control for her industry and commitment to honesty, transparency and selfless service.


He noted that Akunyili’s immense contribution to the fight against fake medicine in Nigeria and West African sub-region would always be remembered, particularly her visionary leadership in health care.

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