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President Kufuor’s Physician Storms e-Ananse


The first female physician of a Ghanaian President, Dr. Bettina Ama Boohene-Andah, is set to trill patrons to a book reading session at the e-Ananse library come Thursday, September, 19, 2019, at the University of Ghana, Legon campus.

The renowned nutritionist will be taking patrons through the concept of reading, as well as throwing more light on her book: ‘The President’s Physician’.

Her visit is expected to further boost e-Ananse’s flagship aim of enhancing the culture of reading, particularly among the youth in the country.

The library has, since its launch, seen renowned authors, both local and foreign, gracing its programmes as key participants in its discussions.

Dr. Bettina Ama Boohene-Andah

Dr. Bettina Boohene-Andah has practiced medicine since 1999, and is also a qualified nutritionist. She has worked at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Ridge Hospital and the Akai House Clinic, all in Accra, Ghana.

In 2004, she was appointed physician to H.E John A. Kufuor former President of Ghana, where she was the head of the Presidential Medical Team, for five years. She is currently the Medical Director of Brainwave Consult Ltd comprising a clinic, nutrition centre and a diagnostic component, which she set up in 2009. She is also a Senior Health Advisor for the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation.

She is the author of the book ‘The President’s Physician’, which she launched in May 2014. She is a married mother of two with the passion for the advancement and empowerment of the youth, especially the girl-child. In her book, ‘The President’s Physician’, two former distinguished Heads of State wrote:

”Ama is a diligent physician who played a supportive role on countless occasions during the days of my Presidency” – H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor.

”Over the years, I realized that Ama shared my passion for the development and advancement of the girl-child education” – H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo.

About e-Ananse Libraries

The e-Ananse Libraries helping revitalize Ghana’s reading culture and providing people with the tools to compete in the 21st Century, by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events.

The two libraries, situated at the University of Ghana, Legon campus and Osu, have an e-Ananse technology centre, christened the Innovation Hub, which is equipped with internet-enabled PCs to give library-members access to the full range of resources available on the World Wide Web.

According to Authorities of the library, registration as a member costs GH¢20 per year for adults, and GH¢10 per year for children. The libraries are opened from Tuesdays to Fridays, 12PM – 8PM, as well as on Saturdays, 10am – 6PM.

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