The current global public health emergencies have highlighted the urgency and importance of HEART FIRST AID AFRICA's mission and goals, necessitating a greater need for health education, health promotion, and disease prevention measures in health-deprived communities.

With full commitment to our mission, we have dedicated both our time and resources to ensure the success of our health projects without seeking outside donations or contributions.  As we look to the future and expansion of our services, we invite you to join us on our mission to improve public health conditions in the African communities we serve.  It is our belief that a collective commitment to the well-being of these communities will ensure a lasting change.  We would be honored to have your support toward our health campaigns and mission.

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Any donations made are tax-deductible as Heart First Aid is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

My Story


As a child, I have lost close family members to medical emergencies. In 2016, a close and cherished family member with pre-existing conditions fell unconscious during a flight. Basic life support and oxygen were administered by flight attendants who had been trained in first-aid care. Fortunately, she was stabilized until she received further medical care upon arrival. This incident spurred me to change my course in life—to spread awareness about first aid and other health emergencies so everyone has the best chance when encountering a medical emergency.

With more than a decade of experience as a healthcare professional, I have witnessed many times that timely and effective first aid during medical emergencies can make all the difference in potentially saving a life. These experiences, both professionally and personally, sparked a desire to start HEART FIRST AID AFRICA in 2019, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help healthcare-deprived communities build the knowledge base and develop the necessary skills on how to not only recognize the warning signs and symptoms of medical emergencies but also how to provide basic care until professional medical care is received.

Heart First Aid Africa is dedicated to delivering health education initiatives while also promoting effective health surveillance practices in rural communities.



Healthcare Administrator



About Founder

Health Care performance leader with over a decade of wide-ranging experience in the United States and international settings. Expertise includes in-depth knowledge of administrative practices, health education, and bedside care experience, all delivered from a position of care and compassion.

Professional with a sense of mission to promote sound healthcare practices and disease prevention to help make everybody their own health’s advocate.

As a public health professional, Alima educates and empowers individuals and communities to take control of their health.  She uses various platforms to spread Heart First Aid Africa’s message, and once was a contributor on a daily health segment on a national radio show that reached millions of people across Ghana, providing tips to listeners, and showcases at free events and community engagements programs.  Alima’s teaching in health education classes in communities that lack meaningful income, ensures that health and healthcare are brought to the wide-range audience.

With this strong background behind her, Alima ventures forward and continues to provide aid to many communities that are in need.  She is passionate about spreading healthcare awareness through Heart First Aid Africa and invites you to join her on this journey toward a better life and health for all.


Center for Disease Control

Essential Public Health Services

The 10 Essential Public Health Services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities. Such barriers include poverty, racism, gender discrimination, ableism, and other forms of oppression. Everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.

  1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
  2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
  3. Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
  4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
  5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
  6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
  7. Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
  8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
  9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
  10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health


"When you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a health emergency, you can help. Together, Let's end death and disabilities caused by cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies."