Abubakarra Joseph Kamara
Our most urgent case: For 6 months, baby Abubakarra has been experiencing small bowel obstructions which are preventing him from completing regular digestive processes. He is required to travel along with his mother to Ghana for a surgical procedure which requires opening his stomach. This will free him to eat and digest normally. It is a surgery without which his chances of survival drop significantly.
His barriers are access to funds for travel documents, transportation and safe shelter within the country where the procedure will take place.
These people have taken their time to share with us some details of their backgrounds.
Mariama is a 22 year old woman who was discharged from the Cannaught hospital in Sierra Leone. About a year ago, she was seen for urgent hip problems. She left with a diagnosis stating vascular necrosis of the left femoral head with a recommendation for continued review by an overseas physician (haematologist) and a possible hemiarthroplasty.
Tamba sought treatment for issues with ulcers for two years before discovering his kidney dysfunction. Renal (kidney) cortical necrosis is death of the tissue in the outer part of the kidney (cortex) that results from blockage of the small arteries that supply blood to the cortex and that causes acute kidney injury. Renal Replacement Therapy is available in Delhi where we have found good medical treatment prices including the flight ticket, accommodation and food.