Docia Naki Kisseih: Meet the Ghanaian woman on the old ¢100 banknote (photos)

Docia Naki Kisseih: Meet the Ghanaian woman on the old ¢100 banknote (photos)

- Docia Angelina Naki earned her stripes when she became Ghana's first Chief Nursing Officer in 1961

- She also made history when she became the first nurse to earn a PhD from Boston University

- Docia Angelina Naki Kisseih was born on August 13, 1919

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While many may have forgotten about the old ¢100 banknote, much less the lady whose image was put on the legal tender, YEN.com.gh, remembers trailblazer Docia Angelina Naki Kisseih, Ghana’s first Chief Nursing Officer.

Docia Angelina Naki Kisseih made history when she became the first Ghanaian Chief Nursing Officer after British colonial rule ended.

Born on August 13, 1919, in Odumase, Naki Kisseih, would rise to become a prominent health leader following her appointment in 1961 as Chief Nursing Officer after Ghana attained independence from the old British colonial system.

Kisseih also made history when in 1981, she became the first nurse to earn a doctorate degree from Boston University in a combined effort as a lecturer at the Department of Nursing of the University of Ghana, between 1975 and 1981.

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Docia Naki Kisseih: Meet the woman on the old ¢100 banknote (photos)

Docia Naki Kisseih. Photo credit: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

In 1986, Naki Kisseih’s portrait was embossed on the ¢100 banknote in honour of her name after her remarkable feat was recognized by the state in 1984.

The winner in Kisseih kept birthing more victories and the urge to do more for the country, saw her become the founder and first president of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA).

She also served on the National Health Planning Committee and the Nurses and Midwives Board.

According to myjoyonline.com, her honorary degree was conferred ceremonially at her residence due to her delicate health condition.

Docia Angelina Naki Kisseih passed away in August 2018.

Docia Naki Kisseih: Meet the woman on the old ¢100 banknote (photos)

Docia Naki Kisseih. Photo credit: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

Following her death, the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) instituted a series of lectures to be called the Dr Docia Kisseih Memorial Lectures as part of acknowledging her trailblazing efforts which developed nursing education and practice in Ghana.

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