The 2017 Mulan Awards ceremony and Reception took place on Monday 11th December 2017 to recognise and honour the achievements and success of Chinese women in the UK and elsewhere, This Annual event for the Charity was hosted by the Chairman, Mei Sim Lai OBE DL and the Trustees of Mulan Foundation Network.
It was pleasing when it was announced that Dr Ethie Kong, Chair of Brent CCG and supporter of Harrow & Brent United Deaf Club (during Deaf Awareness Week, May 2017) was named as a winner of the Award for healthcare and tackling health inequalities.
Dr Ethie Kong is a long-serving GP with interests in sexual and reproductive health, diabetes, children’s health and minor surgery. She is Chair of NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group and has held various senior clinical roles over the years including former PEC chair for Brent Teaching PCT and Chair & Co-clinical Director for Harness GP Co-operative Consortium.
She has an in depth understanding of the health and social care needs of Brent residents, and one of her priorities is to see a reduction in health inequalities in the borough.
Asif Iqbal MBE, President of Harrow and Brent United Deaf Club: " From my initial meeting with Dr Ethie Kong last May during the Deaf Awareness Week, she was warm and inspirational. She juggled her working life with her family and focused her effort on reducing health inequalities for Brent residents. She dedicated her life in helping others by being involved in different project and steering groups, influencing and making positive impacts including within her current role as Chair of Brent Clinical Commissioning Group. From our conversations, she acknowledged the gaps in health for deaf people and strives to include those issues of concern into her work on health inequalities.
Dr Ethie Kong, because of her commitment in helping others and addressing the health and social care inequalities, her win of the award was a very well deserved! Many Congratulations to Ethie for her great achievement"
In addition, Dr Ethie Kong has been extremely supportive of Harrow & Brent United Deaf Club and our work with deaf people. She joined me and the Mayor of Brent in taking part of the recent National Deaf Awareness Week.
Here is an extract with a quote from Dr Ethie Kong, Chair of Brent Clinical Commissioning Group:
“I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s Deaf Awareness Week here in Brent. Being deaf shouldn’t be a barrier to playing a full and active role in our community. Around one in six people across the UK are affected by hearing loss in some way so to exclude them is a huge waste of talent and potential. I want to make sure that the NHS in Brent does everything it can to support every deaf person in the borough to live a full and active life."