Anitah is a 31-year-old expectant mother from Uganda who needs $252 to fund a caesarean section delivery.

Anitah
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Anitah's story

February 16, 2024

Anitah's Timeline

  • February 16, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anitah was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 16, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Anitah was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 23, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anitah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Anitah is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Anitah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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