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Health News of Friday, 28 June 2019


NUNA crowdfunding platform officially launched

Director of National Cardiothoracic Center, Korle-Bu, Dr Lawrence Agyemang Sereboe play videoDirector of National Cardiothoracic Center, Korle-Bu, Dr Lawrence Agyemang Sereboe

The NUNA crowdfunding platform which seeks to solicit for funds for patients at the Cardiothoracic center of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has officially been launched on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

The aim of this mobile money platform is to give room to everyone to make contributions towards saving lives of people with heart-related diseases on admission at the Cardiothoracic center.

The money, when collected will lessen the burdens of parents who struggle financially to pay the bills for the surgeries.

During the launch, Director of National Cardiothoracic Center, Korle-Bu, Dr. Lawrence Agyemang Sereboe revealed that 1 out of 100 children born have a hole in heart condition and are compelled to undergo surgery which costs about $6,000.

Attesting to the fact that the cost of heart surgery is quite expensive, he noted that the National Health Insurance card doesn’t cover for that debt.

He, therefore, entreated Ghanaians to subscribe onto the NUNA platform on MTN to make their donations.

He said, “What we want is for Ghanaians to donate the smallest amount as much you can even if it is GHC1…There are some people who want to donate but they don’t know how to. This NUNA project brings the donation to your doorstep. From your phone, your mobile money account, you can give a standing order that every week or month, just take away GHC5 to help these people”.

Here are the steps to follow to donate towards NUNA

1. Dial *700# on MTN

2. Select donate

3. Enter Cardio

4. Enter amount

5. Select Frequency

6. Select Duration ( If weekly, monthly)

7. Authorize payment

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