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Surgeon wins NDC Essikado-Ketan parliamentary primary

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A surgeon, Grace Ayensu- Dankwa has been chosen by delegates of the National Democratic Congress in the Essikado-Ketan constituency to lead the party as its parliamentary candidate in the 2020 general elections.

At the end of the parliamentary primaries held on Saturday, Dr. Grace Ayensu- Dankwa had 594 votes of the 677 valid total votes cast, while Victor Henry Abbey Hearts, her contender, lost with 80 votes.

Profile of Dr. Grace Ayensu- Dankwa:

Dr. Grace Ayensu- Dankwa

• Attended Holy Child Secondary School in form 5 and completed sixth form in Archbishop Porter Girls.

• Acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

• Attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for Doctorate in Medicine.

• Had five years of training in Surgery Trauma/burn and two years of fellowship in burn and reconstructive surgery.

• Attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to obtain a Masters in Public Health in International Health Management and Planning with special certification in humanitarian assistance/disaster management.

• Worked in private practice in the US with licenses in California and Maryland.

• In Ghana, she runs a private surgical facility in Accra.

• She’s also CEO and founder of Healing Hands Organization, an NGO dedicated to providing medical/surgical care to the poor and needy who have no access to proper healthcare and also free medical supplies and equipment to clinics and hospitals in rural areas.

• A member of the Ghana FDA advisory team for vaccines and biological products.

• A professor of medicine at the University of Utah in the United States and at the Cape Coast University Medical School.

• A fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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