"In February of 2015 my uncle slipped, fell and hit his head. A resident of a town outside of Accra, Ghana, he was rushed to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion. Two days later, he was discharged from the hospital with a prescription to “take it easy”. It was three days later that my family received a phone call: my uncle was found in his home and had passed away. We were devastated and could not comprehend how it was possible to go from such a good prognosis to such tragedy. “How could the hospital not see what was going on?” Distraught, I began researching the medical system and patient care in Ghana. My heart broke when I discovered a lack of medical supplies, staff and quality training meant patients like my uncle were not receiving the care they deserved. The problem was compounded in rural areas. It was then that I knew I wanted make a difference for those patients and for the staff that cared for them. With the help of the Materials Manager and Director of Nursing at my hospital (and, of course, my family) NaNa’s Project was born."
Nana’s Project is now heading into our second year and our momentum has brought us to a point where we are now a legal non-profit, possessing both Articles of Incorporations and our 501 C3. It took a lot of hard work, patience and generosity, but I am proud to say that NaNa’s Project is now on its way to help several hospitals in Ghana that are truly in need of assistance." - Nana Konadu-Asare
Short Bio's & Quotes
Founder & President
Nana Konadu-Asare is the Founder and President of Nana’s Project. She was born in Ghana and at a very young age came to America. Nana obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion From Marymount University and Biology Degree from George Mason University. Nana currently works as a Care Liaison Consultant while managing her nonprofit. Since the inception of Nana’s Project two years ago, Nana has managed to expand her goal of creating medical accessibility to over 100,000 people, win two very significant awards: Quint Studer Difference Maker Award and Community Engagement Medallion, and has now began her stride to improve infrastructure and sustainability in Ghana.
“My hope is to inspire others to evaluate the world around them and find meaningful ways to bring about positive change in their own communities; because the sky is not the limit but the stepping stone” -Nana Konadu-Asare
Adoma A. Yeboah is a fourth year pharmacy student at Howard University College of Pharmacy from Teaneck NJ. She is extremely passionate about healthcare and education. She believes that healthcare is a universal language and has areas that need to be improved. As the Vice President of Nana's Project, Adoma plans to work diligently with the team to make sure that the health care gap in Ghana is narrowed.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”
Director Of Operations
Kwame graduated from Marymount University where he obtained his Bachelors in Health Science and a minor in Public Health. Giving back to the community and being apart of something bigger has always been a dream for Kwame. Being apart of Nana's Project has given Kwame the ability to support the process of providing health resources needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the youth This being one of his biggest goals, Kwame is very excited to be apart of Nana’s Project as they work to bridge the gap in the health sector.
“If a man would move the world, he must first move himself” -Socrates
Director of Outreach & Events
Marilyn holds a Bachelors in Radiation Therapy from Howard University. Impacting those in a positive way has always been a goal for Marilyn . Born and raised in Ghana, she understood the difficulties faced in the Ghanaian education and health system. With this passion and connection, she joined Nana’s Project and works to ensure positive and effective change in underserved communities.
“The race is not for the swift or the battle for the strong, but time and chance happen to them all” -Ecclesiastes 9:11
Director Of Public Relation
As a Marymount University graduate, Aaron obtained his Bachelors Degree in Economics and continued to obtain his Masters in Business Administration and Information Technology. Aaron Walsh is very passionate about the health and wellbeing of people in underserved communities. He decided to be apart of Nana's Project because he wholehearted supports the vision and goals Nana’s Project is trying to accomplish. For Aaron, the most admiring aspects of Nana's Project is the trickling effect: by providing properly functioning medical supplies to hospitals, they are in turn better equipped to prevent and fight diseases thus, improving the lives of children, parents, and the clinical staffs. “This is just the beginning for Nana's Project, I'm just lucky to have the opportunity to be along for the ride”.
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." - Bob Marley
Honesty & Integrity
The mission for Nana's Project is to remove financial standing and geographical location as a barrier to adequate healthcare for many underserved communities.
This is done by providing medical supplies and infrastructure support to hospitals and clinics in Ghana. Since started in 2016, Nana's Project has supported 13 hospitals and sent 6 shipments with the last two being 40ft containers full of supplies. We hope to expand throughout Africa providing medical supplies, education and rebuilding medical facilities to support the sustainability and accessibility for many of these communities.
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