Ayoo Africa 2020 Top Ten Awardee // Community, Policy & Government
Born in Ghana, Nana Konadu moved to the United States with her family at a young age. She has always been invested in health and wellness. The demise of her Uncle in Accra, Ghana in 2015 galvanised her into action.
In 2017, she founded NaNa’s Project to ease the gap for those who cannot afford medical care in Ghana. Her organization does this by providing medical supplies, equipment and infrastructure support to many underserved hospitals and clinics in rural communities in Ghana. The organization currently supports 9 underprivileged hospitals that serve over 100,000 people in the Eastern region of Ghana.
“My heart broke when I discovered (that) 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 to 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.”