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Success! Ethiopia from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund hypospadias repair.

Ethiopia
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  • $1,231 raised, $0 to go
$1,231
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ethiopia's treatment was fully funded on February 17, 2020.

Photo of Ethiopia post-operation

March 5, 2020

Ethiopia underwent hypospadias repair.

Ethiopia’s surgery proceeded as planned. Both the surgery and his post-op course was smooth and as expected, Ethiopia’s genitalia was successfully reconstructed. This will enable him to urinate normally and also will help him to have a better life in the future.

Ethiopia’s father said, “God is gracious. My child finally got this operation and he recovered well. He is getting this opportunity for a second time and God has helped us. We would like to thank our sponsors from Watsi for this generous help. I hope he will excel in his education and become a good professional.”

Ethiopia's surgery proceeded as planned. Both the surgery and his post-op course was smooth and as expected, Ethiopia's genitalia was succes...

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January 31, 2020

Ethiopia is a three-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves to interact with people he knows. Ethiopia loves to play games and to watch television. He has three brothers and a younger sister. His mother is a house wife and his father is a teacher in a high school. His father has a low monthly income and is barely able to support his family’s basic needs.

Ethiopia was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.

Fortunately, Ethiopia is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 17th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

His father said, “In the future, I hope he will be a doctor because he loves to play as a doctor.”

Ethiopia is a three-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves to interact with people he knows. Ethiopia loves to play games and to watch televis...

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Ethiopia's Timeline

  • January 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ethiopia was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • February 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ethiopia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ethiopia received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ethiopia's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 05, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ethiopia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Ethiopia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Hypospadias is a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. The urethra is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. In males, the opening of the urethra is normally at the end of the penis. Symptoms of hypospadias vary. This condition may cause genital malformation and urinary dysfunction. It can lead to infections, social stigma, and infertility.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

If this condition is not repaired, it can lead to urinary dysfunction, genital malformation, infertility, and increased risk of urinary tract infections.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Hypospadias is one of the most common birth defects in boys. It is the most frequent congenital urological anomaly, occurring in 1–3 per 1,000 live births.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient is monitored closely and discharged from the hospital after five days. Stitches will be removed during a follow-up appointment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The urethra will be corrected, improving urinary function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk procedure, and the impact of this surgery lasts a lifetime. If the patient has complicated hypospadias, he may need to undergo further surgery. Follow-up visits with a urologist may also be needed, particularly when patients reach puberty.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality care centers in the region. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Surgery is not required for mild cases. Otherwise, there is no alternative.

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62% funded

62%funded
$680raised
$408to go

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