The Chief Executive Officer of the National Ambulance Service, Professor Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah has received an award from the University of Florida USA in recognition of his contribution to Emergency Medical Service delivery by way of improving on the Universal Health coverage.

In October, 2019, the venerable Professor was invited to the University of Florida, USA by the academia of the University to deliver a presentation on the theme: “Global Health, the role of EMS in Universal Health Coverage”.

As a visiting Professor to the University College of Medicine in Cinccinati, Ohio USA,
Prof Ahmed Zakariah made a case for the emergency medical service fraternity and the need to use same as a conduit to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

Receiving the award from a Professor of the University of Florida, USA, at the headquarters of the National Ambulance Service on Monday,19th April, 2021, Professor Zakariah expressed his profound gratitude to the University for recognizing his contribution to the growth of emergency medical service in Ghana.

The latest award goes to add to the several awards Prof. Zakariah received over the years such as; the Africa International Award of Merit, the West African Nobles Forum Award, and the West African Nobles Club 100 Award.

The CEO of the National Ambulance Service Professor Ahmed Zakariah is responsible for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care in Ghana and has been instrumental in the establishment of the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School in Ghana which is currently the only Paramedic Training School for the Training of Emergency Medical Technicians in the whole of West Africa.

Prof Ahmed Zakariah is also a Lecturer at the School of Nurse Anaesthesia at Ridge Hospital in Accra, a Lecturer at the Critical Care Nurses Training School at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Accra as well as a Lecturer at the Physicians Assistant Training School at the Central University College, Accra.