Sara Nana Yeboah eyes Viasat 1 Game Changer top prize
Social Entrepreneur and C.E.O. of Sangy Nursing Services, Sara Nana Yeboah has set her sights as a Game Changer towards improving the healthcare of the less privileged in society.
Her achievements have propelled her to reach the finals of the 2014 edition of the Game Changers competition which is aimed at helping individuals running initiatives to improve education in their community.
The “Florence Nightingale” of Africa is the Founder of Sangy Foundation, a non- profit organisation which provides nursing services including medical screening and outreach, home care for kids and the aged as well as mentoring support for young girls.
Faced with a myriad of challenges including few volunteers, transportation and inadequate funding, she has still persevered to provide health education, embarked on promotion and prevention programs and medical screening programs to children, youth and adults in schools, churches, and organizations.
The nurse has renovated and painted schools across rural Ghana, paid medical bills and registered over 2,000 kids for the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at her own cost.
She is currently working on an initiative aimed at distributing over 10,000 free school uniforms to children.
She told XFM’s David Apinga in an interview that she hopes to win the prize money to expand her services and initiatives to the rest of Africa.
“Statistics from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) show that about 750,000 of girls get pregnant each year.”
Our analyses and statistics show that more of these girls do not have quality health information, screening and empowerment services.”
“We hope to help more than 750,000 girls every year and even more with the money”.
The nurse has a vision to also provide health education for young people to reduce deaths under the age of 40.
To vote Sara Nana Yeboah to win the GHC50, 000 cash award in order to touch more lives text “GC 4” to the short code 5210 for Tigo and Expresso or short code 1021 for Airtel.
Story by: David Apinga/XfmNewscenter.com
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