Rick’s Heart Foundation has been involved with Korle- Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) for over 10 years. From supplying local shipping needs to sponsoring overseas shipments of supplies to Africa. Medical equipment and training is desperately needed in many places across Africa. Rick’s Heart Foundation strongly believes everyone should have access to medical help when needed. One thing KBNF does excellently is supply training to local Doctors and Nurses, better equipping them to help their communities.
What exactly is Korle- Bu Neuroscience Foundation?
KBNF (CRA #No. 85924 6837 RR0001) exists to enhance the delivery of quality brain and spinal medical care in Ghana and West Africa, by partnering with regional, national and international partners in the establishment maintenance and advancement of self-sustaining high quality clinical Neuroscience and Neurosurgical facilities using the resources of the West African medical communities, in collaboration with their Ministries of Health and the Education and other agencies. We promote the education of healthcare in West Africa, particularly in neuroscience and collaboration between institutions both local and international.
KBNF is one of the few charitable organizations in the world that is focused on both immediate and lifesaving medical support, with a long-term infrastructure vision.
To alleviate the suffering of West Africans with a special focus on those affected by diseases of the brain and spine and to address related health care issues.
To enhance the delivery of quality brain and spinal medical care in Ghana and West Africa.
A few highlights from over the years:
· Provide 200+ surgeries, saving the lives of many
· Provide resources to 10,000+ medical patients
· Support 10 West African neurosurgeons
· Train 2,000+ local nurses and medics
· Facilitate the construction of a $230 million (USD) modern hospital in Ghana—the only one of its kind
· Provide $17.1 million value of equipment to West African hospitals
Below is KBNF Founder Marj Ratel in Liberia, with local Officals