Asaase Foundation donates dialysis machines to seven hospitals 


The Asaase Foundation, in collaboration with its donors, has donated state-of-the-art dialysis machines to seven identified hospitals across the country. 

The move forms part of its kidney health campaign which sought to improve healthcare, particularly ensuring access to life-saving dialysis treatment for individuals suffering from kidney disease.

It also marks its milestone anniversary celebrations for Asaase Radio stations in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, and Cape Coast.

The beneficiary hospitals include the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Enchi Government Hospital, Sogakope District Hospital, Obuasi District Hospital, Volta Regional Hospital, Bono Regional Hospital, and the Upper East Regional Hospital.

Speaking at the ceremony, the chairman of Asaase Broadcasting Company and the Asaase Foundation, Gabby Otchere-Darko, underscored the importance of supporting health facilities in the country to improve kidney health care. 

He took the opportunity to call on health authorities to pay attention to the “silent killer” and take the necessary measures to make kidney care not only accessible but also affordable to the citizenry. 

“The country has no renal transplant programme. It costs a lot, even for those who can afford it, to get a transplant abroad. Dialysis services remain a costly and inaccessible mirage to many patients,” he bemoaned. 

He, therefore, pledged his outfit’s commitment toward supporting kidney health care, saying the “Asaase Foundation has emerged as a beacon of compassion to counter the challenge of kidney disease in Ghana.” 

“Health is humanity’s most precious asset but today kidney diseases are a silent plague, afflicting thousands and causing immeasurable suffering. Asaase Foundation is helping to rewrite the story of kidney health care in Ghana, bringing healing and hope to patients and families, and building a healthier future for all,” he added.

Chief Executive of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has commended Asaase Foundation and its supporters for the kind gesture in helping rewrite the issue of kidney care in the country. 

He then called for a collaborative effort toward attaining universal health coverage (UHC) in the country. 

Dr. Okoe Boye further added that if resources improved, the NHIA will consider adding chronic cases to its benefit package.  

For his part, the CEO of Asaase Broadcasting Company, Nenyi George Andah has announced Asaase’s upcoming Akan-based broadcast station on 107.3 in Accra, which aimed at providing a unique broadcast experience to further engage its audience. 

He added that: “We have also enhanced the Asaase News and current affairs platforms to bring you real-time updates and in-depth analysis of the most pressing issues, with an additional focus on investigative journalism and public interest campaigns. We want to shed light on untold stories, hold power to account, and give voice to the voiceless. The Asaase Breakfast Show has undergone a dynamic transformation, featuring engaging discussions, thought-provoking interviews and lively debates on the issues that matter to most Ghanaians.

“In addition, Asaase Sports, Entertainment and Lifestyle will bring you closer to your favorite sports disciplines and teams, deliver exclusive interviews with renowned entertainers, and provide insights into the world of music, fashion, culture and lifestyle. We are taking it to the next level with captivating storytelling, engaging features and thrilling live coverage.” 

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