Over the weekend, Dr. Samuel Ato Duncan, a Fellow of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration (FCIDA) was awarded an Honorary Professor for his discovery of a potential cure for HIV/AIDS in Accra.
He was honored under Extraordinary Achievement Heroes of Africa (EXAHA) for being the first in the world to discover a potential cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among other achievements.
EXAHA is an organization working with the United Nations Global Compact, African Union and universities and other organizations globally with the aim to profile all extraordinary achievers and honor them for budding talented ones on the continent to follow their steps and achieve more.
Oversee by the Alfred Nobel University (ANU), the EXAHA aims to inspire more technical know-how and programs in institutions by using those that have already achieved to set the example for other African to learn from.
Representing Prof Kholod Borys, the President of the ANU was Prof Kozhushiko Svitlana, the Scientific Secretary of the Academic Council at the ANU who conferred the award to the recipient.
Also, Dr. Duncan was honored for the discovery of a cure for Hepatitis B and C, renal diseases, cancers as well as other chronic diseases.
Among his accomplishments, he established seven treatment centers in South Africa and Ghana as well as an organization that seeks to tackle issues confronting peace globally.
Dr. Duncan in an interview said “I’m honored today. This award conferred on me would continually motivate me to explore more innovative ways of living in a disease-free continent through research works”.
He further said that though he was honored by the award, ‘it will be more painful if your own country doesn’t recognize it’.
“I was expecting to be honored by Ghana but not Ukraine,l he said.
He said the discovery for the potential cure for HIV/AIDS was a serious feat for him, the country and the world at large since Universities all around the world had been looking for solutions to the virus for some years now and for about 14 years he alone researched into finding a lasting solution.
Dr. Duncan said to be a hero in African means a lot and that its high time that the government came to his aid towards serving the country more to benefit from his research discoveries.
He said it would have been more prudent for his home country to recognize his achievement before an institution in Europe could do that, but it did not discourage him from serving his country with all his discoveries.
Prof Duncan, who is also the Executive President of the Centre of Awareness (COA) Global Peace Mission has since 2012 heralded the breakthrough technology, outdooring the COA Drug, which is purely herbal based, and has the potential to destroy about 80 percent of the HIV virus within two hours of its application.