Dr. Asafo-Agyei marks 50 years of excellence in medical service


Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong, Chief Executive Officer of the Asafo-Agyei Hospital in Daaban-Kumasi, has marked 50 years of excellence in his medical practice with series of activities.

The three-day event commenced with Free Piles Screening Exercise on Friday 21st October, 2022 at the Asafo Agyei Hospital, where people from all parts the country and the diaspora participated, and were given free general medical screening.

With free piles screening that was conducted, patients diagnosed with haemorrhoids were given appreciable discount for the non-surgical cost, while in-person lectures was given by Dr. Asafo-Agyei to the benefit of all participants concerning their general well-being, especially the nitty-gritty of the piles/haemorrhoids disease.

Saturday, 22nd October, 2022 also saw a general cleaning exercise at the Asafo-Agyei Hospital and the premises of the the Great Eternal Harvest International Ministry (G.E.T.H.I.M) by the staff of the hospital and the church members.

Furthermore, Sunday, 23rd October, 2022 was a Grand Thanksgiving Service at the Great Eternal Harvest International Ministry (G.E.T.H.I.M) church auditorium, Daaban-Kumasi.

Dr. Frank Serebour, President Ghana Medical Association, in his remarks, congratulated Dr. Asafo-Agyei for working assiduously for 50 years, and still having the energy to deliver more services for Ghana.

Dr. Serebour recounted his youthful days as a doctor, describing Dr. Asafo Agyei as a mentor for many doctors. He especially commended him for venturing into haemorrhoids treatment, which he believed has brought relieve to many Ghanaians and even foreigners.

Also, Nana Agyenim Boateng, Flag-bearer of UFP, on his part, praised Dr. Asafo-Agyei for introducing the non-surgical treatment of piles. “Personally, I was diagnosed with the piles disease; and the treatment I had here at Asafo-Agyei Hospital was superb. In fact the whole treatment process took less than 5 minutes, and I was able to go back to work straight from the hospital.

Speaking in an interview with the media, Dr. Asafo-Agyei described his 50 years journey as a medical doctor as an exciting and a challenging one. “I was named after a medical doctor called Dr. Asafo-Agyei, so right from my childhood I had the interest to become a medical doctor. I gained admission to the University of Ghana (UG) Medical School and earned a MB Ch.B degree in 1972, to become a medical doctor.

“I started from Korle-Bu, and was transferred to Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. After 5 years of serving from medical, surgical, obstetrics and gynaecology departments, I decided to go solo. I even got an offer to work abroad after my visits to many countries but I decided to stay and help my country, which I believe has proven worthy. The piles treatment I learnt in faraway India has alleviated many people from the piles disease. I even treated people free of charge when I started, and to God be the glory the Asafo-Agyei Hospital here in Kumasi is now the international centre for treating piles, and many people across the globe have come here for treatment.”

Dr. Asafo-Agyei urged young doctors who are weighing the option of going abroad to desist from it, explaining that in Europe they only practise to favour their economies but not the black man.

Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong

Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong is a great son of the land who has made an invaluable contribution to the health sector of the country, in Africa and globally. He did his Housemanship at Korle-Bu (Accra) and Komfo Anokye (Kumasi) Teaching Hospitals before veering into private practice with Dr. O.T Agyemang in 1978.Two years after, Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei went solo by establishing, in 1980, the Asafo-Agyei Hospital at Daaban, from where he has attended to his patients for decades.

He is also an anointed man of God and founder of the Great Eternal Harvest International Ministry in Kumasi. Again, he is a proud recipient of the International Man of the Year 1991 and 1992, and International man of Achievement for 1993 and 1994 – conferred on him by the International Biographical Centre (IBC) UK. He has further received several local and global awards including the recent prestigious International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR).

Success in non-surgical treatment of piles

One of the successes he has chalked is becoming the first Ghanaian medical doctor to non-surgically treat piles using a method called haemorrhoidectomy, after his training at the Piles Specialist Training Centre in Gujarat, India.

He is married to Bishop Diana Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong, a nursing officer with whom he has six beautiful girls – Nana Ama, Nana Adwoa, Nana Yaa, Peggy, Safoaa and Asantewa.

Archbishop Asafo-Agyei Foundation

Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei has set up a foundation with healthcare, education and missionary work as its key pillars. The foundation, whose Patron is His Royal Highness Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, aims at saving lives and will not only cater for the poor, but also cater for people who lack knowledge on certain key diseases, especially piles, which is very common. Support will be provided in the form of patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

Dignitaries that graced the service included:  Kofi Amankwah-Manu, MP Atwima Kwanwoma and Deputy Minister of Defence;  Patricia Appiagyei, MP Asokwa Constituency;  Kennedy Kankam, MP Asokore Mampong; Samuel Payne, KMA Boss; Osei Asibey Antwi, Executive Director – National Service Scheme; Dr. Frank Serebour, President Ghana Medical Association: Dr. Phillip Yaw Bannor, Registrar – Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA); Mrs. Elizabeth Agyemang, Former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister; Nana Agyenim Boateng, Flag-bearer of United Front Party (UFP); Nana Tuotuo Opoku Nantwi, Ankobeahene of Sabin Akrofuom; Archbishop Prince Hamper, Bishop Abubakar, Former Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Dr. Duncan Nuako, from the Assemblies of God Church and a host of others.

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