The Kanu Heart Foundation(KHF) is non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded by World renowned footballer, Kanu Nwankwo to help indigent Nigerian children with cardiac diseases to obtain life-saving surgeries within and outside Nigeria.
Since its launch in 2000 and in pursuit of its vision, KHF has successfully helped 538 children of varying ages get open heart surgeries in hospitals across the world.
According to the Coordinator of KHF, Pastor Onyebuchi Abia, the Foundation has spent about $4.2 million, an average of $10,000.00 per person, for surgeries outside Nigeria. however, with the growing number of heart disease patients on the foundation’s waiting list, the establishment and building of a Cardiac Specialist Hospital will certainly save more lives and also greatly save cost.
It is on this basis that KHF is proposing to build and equip an ultra-modern Cardiac Centre in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital City. The project which will be the first of its kind in the country is expected to perform at least 250 open-heart surgeries annually when completed. Other benefits of having such facility here in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized
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