As a child, I unfortunately experienced the tragic loss of several dear family members due to medical emergencies. It saddens me to think about these incidents, as they could have been prevented if the people present had basic first aid training.
In 2016, a close family member with pre-existing conditions lost consciousness during a flight. The flight attendants, who had been trained in first aid, provided basic life support and oxygen. Thankfully, she was stabilized until she could receive further medical care upon arrival. This incident motivated me to change my path in life - to raise awareness about first aid and other health emergencies so that everyone has the best chance in a medical emergency.
With over a decade of experience as a healthcare professional, I have seen firsthand the significant impact of timely and effective first aid in medical emergencies. It can be the deciding factor in saving a life. These experiences, both personally and professionally, sparked a desire to start HEART FIRST AID AFRICA in 2019. Our organization aims to help healthcare-deprived communities build knowledge and develop the necessary skills to recognize warning signs and provide basic care until professional medical help is available. We wish to bring vital health education initiatives and effective first aid training to remote communities, recognizing the importance of promoting healthy practices and behaviors to prevent illness and disease. Additionally, we believe that effective health monitoring is crucial for protecting the well-being of these communities. Our efforts are driven by a commitment to improving the health of all individuals, regardless of their location or socioeconomic status, and we take pride in working toward this goal every day.
Whether you choose to volunteer your time, donate to our cause, or simply spread awareness about our mission, every action helps. Working together, we have the power to effect positive change and forge a healthier future for marginalized communities.
Thank you for considering joining us in our mission.
Public Health Administrator