Dr. (Mrs). Beatrice Wiafe Addai


Beatrice Wiafe Addai, MD. PhD
Ghana NCD Alliance
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Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai has 30 years experience as a Medical officer in Ghana; thus from 1989 to Date. She has been a Breast Surgeon for the past sixteen years and a consultant in Breast Cancer Management.

Her training and wide scope of study as a specialist Breast Pathologist and a surgeon has placed her at a convenient position as the Chief Executive Officer and the Consultant Breast Surgeon of the Peace and Love Hospitals both in Accra and Kumasi; a specialist hospital that is championing the cause of Breast Cancer and its related diseases in Ghana.

Due to her charisma, Dr. Wiafe Addai is known as a fine role model and inspiration to women and society as a whole and the quest for a unique professionalism as far as patient care and welfare are concerned. She became the first Ghanaian female specialist general surgeon. By God’s grace and her endowed knowledge, hundreds of women have been healed of various diseases through her directives particularly Breast Cancer.

From a humble beginning fifteen years ago, Peace and Love Hospital now serves as a resource Centre for the Diagnosis, treatment, Counselling, Rehabilitation, and Research for Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis Infections and Renal Dialysis among others.  It is in view of these, other tangible facts, and through her innovation and preoccupation with developing the infrastructure of Breast Cancer Advocacy, Breast Care International (BCI), an NGO that seeks the promotion of Breast Cancer Awareness in Ghana especially in the remote communities was concerted in 2002 in Kumasi to intensify public awareness on the disease.

This Public Awareness campaign has salvaged hundreds of women from the devastating effect of Breast Cancer and its related disease and even men.

On weekends (mostly on Sundays where most women could be reached), after the exhaustive week days, Dr. Wiafe Addai and her able team normally embark on outreach mission among women groups, churches, Second cycle and tertiary institutions, organizations, and those marginalized in rural and deprived communities, sometimes at the expense of her own financial and logistical resources.

Dr. B. Wiafe Addai is member of several professional bodies including the Ghana Medical Association, Surgical Society of Russia, Soviet Trained Graduates Association, and International Federation of University Women (IFUW). She is a board member for the National Health Insurance Capitation in Ashanti Region. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of Mpraeso Senior High School and the Kwahu Government Hospital, Atibie. Currently, she is the chairperson of the Ghana Cancer Board.

Dr. Wiafe Addai’s passion and aspiration for the prevention, awareness and treatment of breast cancer has earned her an honorable recognition in Ghana and internationally as one of the champions advocating for the eradication of the disease. By dent of her hard work, commitment and meticulous working experience in various environments and her continuous search for better ways of delivering care for Breast Cancer patients, Dr. Wiafe-Addai has become an active international speaker. She has addressed many international conferences and symposiums sharing her rich knowledge about the disease.

Dr. (Mrs.) Wiafe Addai is a wife, mother and teacher. Her manner is refined, gentle and very courteous when dealing with people. Her generosity is phenomenal just like St. Francis of Assisi or Madam Theresa of Calcutta. While she seems extremely modest and unassuming, she is quite decisive and assertive when the situation demands it. She does not take no for an answer, if she wants something she goes and gets it. She makes no compromises and never tries to hide anything when dealing with what matters most to her. She is a passionate and articulate speaker; yet, she demonstrates a calm and serene manner that appeals to the intellectual aspects of those she interacts with.