Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) is a registered charity with a global reach. With the help of people like you, KBNF is focused on providing medical support for brain and spinal injuries and disease to the people of Ghana and West Africa.
Started in 2000 by Vancouver-based neuroscience nurse Marj Ratel, KBNF is a volunteer-based organization that has earned the support and respect of medical professionals, government officials and caring people from all over the world. All KBNF work done is thanks to people like you – caring global citizens that donate, volunteer, participate in local events, and help us spread the word about KBNF and our vision. We hope that you will join us in helping the people of Ghana and West Africa who are dying needlessly from brain and spinal injuries and diseases that we, in North America, consider treatable and even preventable.
Today, KBNF is supported by well-respected medical professionals from around the globe, each of whom is committed to KBNF and to assisting us in our fight to alleviate the suffering of Ghanaians and West Africans affected by injuries and diseases of the brain and spine.
KBNF has a strong focus on assisting the people of West Africa for the long-term through the development of a world-class hospital, performing neurological research and providing medical and specialist training to the doctors, nurses, biomedical engineers, etc. that will be working at the hospital. We are also working to create a health care infrastructure for the region. This supports the plan to work with West African and other global partners to develop sustainable medical services in West Africa. For more information on specific KBNF projects currently in development or underway, please check out the Projects section of our website.
KBNF is one of the few charitable organizations in the world that is focused on providing both immediate and lifesaving medical support, with a long-term infrastructure vision.
KBNF is supported fully by donations and contributions. Each contribution – from $5 to $50 to $500 to $5,000 – is crucial in helping us to save the lives of the people in Ghana and West Africa.
We hope that you will become a member of our thoughtful group of people – and help us change the world.