The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) on Thursday 19 January 2023, congratulated one of their own after winning a highly-coveted global award.
Medical doctor, Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa, has been recognized by the Consortium Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the Board of Directors and the Awards Committee, as the winner of the 2023 Distinguished Leadership in Global Health Award.
The Kenyan doctor was awarded for his outstanding expertise and commitment to improving the well-being of individuals worldwide through research, education, and service.
KMPUD has since issued a statement to congratulate the doctor.
“Congratulations @ChiteDoc for being recognized by the Consortium Universities for Global Health CUGH, Board of Directors & the Awards Committee as the winner of the 2023 Distinguished Leadership in Global Health Award for your outstanding expertise, commitment & service to humanity,” KMPDU tweeted.
The Consortium Universities for Global Health noted that many candidates took part in the competition but it was the Kenyan doctor who stood out by getting more votes than the rest of the candidates.
The Kenyan doctor has been asked to attend Consortium Universities for Global Health’s annual conference in Washington, DC, from April 14″ to 16″, 2023, where he will be presented with the award.
The award can also be emailed to him if he failed to attend the annual conference
“We received many outstanding candidates; however, you were voted by our Awards Committee and the CUGH Board of Directors to receive this recognition. It will be presented to you at our annual conference in Washington, DC, from April 14″ to 16″, 2023,” CUGH said in a letter sent to the doctor.
The reaction by Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa, M.D
Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa, M.D. took to social media that expressed his thanks for being considered for the award and finally getting awarded.
He also promised to continue doing what he has been doing to change and impact many lives across the globe.
“I am grateful for the recognition and will endeavour to continue our efforts in global health equity, access, innovations and partnerships to improve the quality and Impact of healthcare provided globally, especially in LMIC,” said Dr Fredrick Chite
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