Social Entrepreneur and C.E.O. of Sangy Nursing Services, Sara Nana Yeboah has
set her sights as a Game Changer towards improving the healthcare of the less
privileged in society.
Her achievements have propelled her to reach the finals of the 2014 edition of
the Game Changers competition which is aimed at helping individuals running
initiatives to improve education in their community.
The “Florence Nightingale” of Africa is the Founder of Sangy Foundation, a non-
profit organisation which provides nursing services including medical screening and
outreach, home care for kids and the aged as well as mentoring support for young
Faced with a myriad of challenges including few volunteers, transportation and
inadequate funding, she has still persevered to provide health education, embarked
on promotion and prevention programs and medical screening programs to
children, youth and adults in schools, churches, and organizations.
The nurse has renovated and painted schools across rural Ghana, paid medical bills
and registered over 2,000 kids for the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at
her own cost.
She is currently working on an initiative aimed at distributing over 10,000 free
school uniforms to children.
She told XFM’s David Apinga in an interview that she hopes to win the prize money
to expand her services and initiatives to the rest of Africa.
“Statistics from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) show that about 750,000 of girls get
pregnant each year.”
Our analyses and statistics show that more of these girls do not have quality health
information, screening and empowerment services.”
“We hope to help more than 750,000 girls every year and even more with the
The nurse has a vision to also provide health education for young people to reduce
deaths under the age of 40.