Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) is a registered charity with a global reach. 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 caring global citizens that volunteer and donate. In fact, many medical professionals volunteer for medical missions to the region, as well as donate medical supplies and funding.
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. They are also working to create North American standard 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. 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.