Remembering Paul… (1)

Dr. Paul Mensah qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) in 2002. He joined the Department of Haematology in April 2004 as a medical officer. He was an intelligent, hardworking and meticulous person who carried out his work with great passion. In October 2007, he became the first person to pass the Membership Examination of the Faculty of Laboratory Medicine, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He had further training in Transfusion Medicine with an attachment at Liverpool Blood Center in 2012, and passed the West African College of Physicians Fellowship Examination in October 2012.

Paul was actively involved in training residents, and there are many here who attest to his thoroughness and hands-on approach. He was an excellent physician who took very good care of his patients: listening carefully, encouraging gently, and keeping clear, detailed records. Until his demise, he served as the secretary of the Ghana Society of Haematology, from 2011.

Dr. Paul Mensah was appointed head of the Southern Area Blood Centre of the National Blood Service Ghana in November 2012. He was a dedicated, passionate and meticulous leader, quick to learn, full of life and energy. Paul was a particularly vocal advocate for voluntary blood donation in Ghana. He threw himself into his work: whether answering young people’s questions about blood donation on whatsapp, challenging and motivating his team towards targets, or courting the co-operation of anyone who could help increase the supply of safe blood- school boards, health administrators, clinical staff, religious groups, suppliers… Even beauty queens! These efforts paid off: by the end of his first year, voluntary blood collections increased bu 40%. He was also instrumental in setting up a dedicated satellite blood bank for Maternity Block, and haemorrhage soon ceased to be the leading cause of maternal mortality in Korle Bu.

Paul taught Haematology at the University for Development Studies, Tamale in 2011. He was also a part-time lecturer in Haematology, at the University of scape Coast School of Medical Science,and, from September 2013, at the UGMS.

His Christian testimony was clear. He founded SABC Christian fellowship and led several of the meeting. He was a youth pastor for several years at Changed Life Baptist Church, Tesano, where he was ordained a Reverend Minister on 4th October , 2015. Three weeks later, on 26th October he was called to a higher service, following a brief illness and complications of Sickle cell disease.

Paul Kojo Sekum Mensah was an inspiration to many of us. May our fond memories of him, and his shinning example of excellence bursting forth from adversity, spur us  to truly honour him by continuing in his steps of faith, diligence and integrity.

FROM:
Remembering Paul…
A memorial by colleagues, classmates and friends of Rev. Dr. Paul K. S.Mensah (18th August 1975- 26th October 2015)
About Paul….

Sickle Life:
Dr. Mensah remains in our hearts and minds. We cannot forget him.
It is with deep regret that we posthumously celebrate this true hero and inspiration to many living with sickle cell as we failed to do a  profile on him while he was alive.
Be inspired by him as we are.
Dr. Mensah lives on through every single life he touched.

18 thoughts on “Remembering Paul… (1)

  • Paul was more than a friend, he was like a brother. We were so close during AWANA days and we would walk on the street of Korle-Bu during his medical school days and talk about the Lord with passion. Paul, I will miss you. RIP

  • He was one of the best teachers I ever encountered. He had such a beautiful spirit. I’m so consoled to know he’s in a better place.

  • affectionately called by 2012 year group of UDS as PM. You were a great teacher n a friend to many of us… we miss you

  • Dr Paul Mensah had a big heart,a Godly man,
    He knew each one of us by name,after a couple of lectures.Always tried to meet our individual academic needs, a mentor,inspiring us to excellence in every facet of life.
    The 2013 UDS-SMS class Celebrates our life coach,friend,’The’ teacher.
    I am a better doctor,lady because Dr Mensah taught me..

  • Pastor Paul was a mentor whose ability to combine his career and Christian ministry with such excellence still challenges me. He attained the highest in his chosen career and the highest call to a Reverend Minister. This man’s life still lives on…why? Because his footprints are everywhere. Apaulus!!!

  • We knew him, though not for long, as a very gentle, kind and interesting lecturer, who always tried to simplify things fr his students.. Dr. Paul, never will i forget ur last practical with us in the UGMS biochem lab, where u stood with us just beside the air condition and joked with us; only to be told 2 days later that you have gone to be with the lord

    We will forever remember you
    Da Yie

  • Dr. Paul Mensah was a true gentleman, a wonderful teacher and an exceptional man of God. I’ve known Paul and his family since childhood. From meeting regularly at piano lessons / concerts and fellowshipping at North Kaneshie Baptist Church (NKBC) Tesano, now Changed Life Baptist Church, Paul always inspired me to be a better person. His humility and infectious personality could not be overlooked…it’s no wonder he’s left such a positive indelible mark in so many lives. I’m honoured to have been his friend and colleague. Rest in perfect peace my good friend (P.S. you’ll have to show me how used to play those piano scales so flawlessly when we meet again?).

  • Kwame Adu as he always calls me in Awana and Sunday school,the last time I hugged him was the day dat he was ordained as a Rev. Minister,little did I know dat day was I the last hug from him.I remember when I lost my First child,he will call him every other day just to check on us to see if all is well with us.This man was my friend,my Sunday school teacher,my Dr and later my Rev minister.You will forever be remembered in our heart of hearts.RIP DR PAUL.

  • Dr. Paul mensah say was a great medical doctor as he was always ready to go an extra mile for his many patients at the haematogy clinic.

  • i couldn’t hold back the tears as i read through everyone’s comment…Dr. Paul as i called him was just my personal person, my mentor. next week will be exactly one year since you left us…things i couldn’t even share with my mum was shared with you..he will forever be in my heart.

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