MARJORIE RATEL, RN, BSN
Founder & Project Chair
Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation
Ms. Ratel is a neuroscience staff nurse at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) since 1978 and a strong advocate for access to quality health care in developing countries. Ms. Ratel founded the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Project in 2000. By the following year, she and nursing colleagues, along with members of the Ghanaian community, began organizing the shipment of good-quality used medical equipment together with new medical supplies to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). In Vancouver, she and her team established the non-profit Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) in 2003, followed by two accompanying Canadian fundraising charities in 2004 and 2005.