I have joined VOOM Foundation, an organization that is very dear to me and is close to my heart. Healthcare in Africa is substandard and Africans are dying for needless causes. Things that are routinely treated in the United States, become death sentences in African countries due to lack of finances, transportation, equipment, supplies, and quality. Born and raised in Zambia, I have personally witnessed the devastation of third-world healthcare through friends and family and would like to do my part to bring change. Please consider giving a gift, getting involved, or sharing our cause.
In 2014, VOOM Foundation through a partnership with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, restarted the once abandoned open-heart program in Nigeria. Nigerian’s suffering from heart disease either traveled out of the country for surgery or died. In Nigeria, with the population of 175M at the time, it was the only opportunity for Nigerians suffering from heart disease to get surgery. VOOM travels several times a year to Nigeria to perform life-saving surgery to those in need. To date, VOOM Foundation has performed a total of 164 open-heart cases and leads all other health organizations in the entire country. The long-term goal of VOOM Foundation is to create a sustaining healthcare program that provides impartial healthcare to everyone despite their ability to pay.