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Cardiologist secures OBE in King's 2024 honour

Updated: Jul 11

Professor Nicholas Ossei-Gerning has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2024 King’s New Years Honours List, KAmo writes.

Professor Nicholas Ossei-Gerning. Image sourced from St Joseph’s Hospital, Cardiff
Professor Nicholas Ossei-Gerning. Image sourced from St Joseph’s Hospital, Cardiff

The OBE is for services to the field of interventional cardiology in Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales.

He works as a professor of cardiology St Joseph’s Hospital, Cardiff, and is also a course co-director of the Africa PCR Conference. His work includes working on the inhibitors angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).

ACE plays an important role in the control of blood pressure. He also describes himself on X (Twitter) as having a special interest in erectile dysfunction and a mission to improve healthcare in Ghana.

Asara Issifu

Asara Issifu is an independent family group conference coordinator at the London Borough of Camden.

She received an MBE for services to children and families, and to the community in the London Borough of Camden.

Family group conferences help to empower families to take responsibility and create action plans that promote the best possible outcomes for the individuals in need of support.


Asara has facilitated many hundreds of them throughout her career. Before working in Camden, she gained experience working in Greenwich.  

Interested to learn about other Ghanaians who have been been named in the Honours list in previous years and who accepted and rejected the award? Visit the link below for more.

One of the leading Ghanaians that rejected the award in recent years was LGBTQI activist Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah.

We featured her in our second magazine issue in 2020. Click the image to read more.

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