Benjamin Akinkang

2021 Fellow from Ghana

Benjamin Akinkang has more than seven years of experience as a medical officer in rural Ghana. Because Benjamin believes that every human being, irrespective of color and financial status, has the right to high-quality healthcare, he founded Team of Hope, a non-profit organization that provides free medical and surgical care to the needy in his community. Through his work with Team of Hope, Benjamin won the health category of the MTN Heroes of Change program in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, a Bachelor of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Surgery, and is pursuing his postgraduate medical training in Laboratory Medicine with the West African College of Physicians. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Benjamin plans to use his new network and knowledge to expand the scope of his organization beyond his community.

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