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Retired Nigerian footballer Nwankwo Kanu has donated equipment to Mulago Heart Institute and urged Ugandan media to offer space for doctors on their platforms so that they can sensitize the public on how to reduce heart-related complications.
Kanu made the appeal while addressing medical staff of Mulago Hospital Heart Institute during his Ugandan visit, before donating equipment to the institute and to some patients.
“StarTimes and all other media should create programmes on their platforms for doctors to sensitize the public on the causes and how to prevent heart problems,” said the former striker who has twice been named African Player of the Year.
“It is unfortunate when you go to hospital or clinic it is either malaria or typhoid, but the public should take heart-related tests to reduce on these operations because they are expensive.”
The English Premier League and FA Cup winner also said that since he started his Kanu Heart Foundation, over 500 people have benefited but also urged Star Times to pick one or two patients annually and take them for operations.
“I worked for my name and whoever wants to associate with it must be ready to support the heart problems because I know what I went through when I had a heart issue.”
The director Mulago Heart Institute, Dr. John Omagino, lauded Kanu for the support towards the institute and urged the corporate world and other individuals out there to emulate Kanu.
-Culled from Newvison.co.ug