KGL Foundation supports Asaase Foundation with Dialysis Machine

As part of efforts to reduce the increasing rate of kidney diseases in the country, the KGL Foundation has supported the Asaase Foundation, the charitable arm of Asaase Radio, with the procurement of a dialysis machine during their charity ball and fundraiser event held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra on the 26th of February 2022.

This move comes against the backdrop of the prevailing situation in the country where there are a limited number of dialysis machines to treat and manage chronic kidney diseases (CKD).

CKD is increasing in incidence and prevalence worldwide and is estimated to be between 10% and 13% globally. CKD has now emerged as a significant public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa with a reported prevalence of 13.9%.

The prevalence of CKD in Ghana has been shown to be 13.3% in a recent study and as a non-communicable disease, CKD has not received the necessary attention in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa including Ghana.

The CEO of the KGL Foundation, Mr. Elliot Dadey, reiterated his and the Foundation’s vision to create a Ghanaian society that is healthy, innovative, and self-developed.

The KGL Foundation is a registered Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization established in 2021 under the Company Act 2019, Act 992 to promote the corporate social responsibility and other charitable initiatives of the KGL Group in Ghana.

The KGL Foundation seeks to empower local communities to fight poverty, improve health and tell their own stories.