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Ikram from Tanzania raised $986 to fund corrective surgery.

Ikram
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  • $986 raised, $0 to go
$986
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ikram's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2019.
April 17, 2019

Ikram did not receive treatment as expected.

He did not return for treatment. Our medical partner has been unable to contact his mother.

He did not return for treatment. Our medical partner has been unable to contact his mother....

April 8, 2019

Ikram is a toddler from Tanzania. He is the only child to his single mother.

Ikram 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, Ikram is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 9. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $986 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Ikram’s mother says, “I have been concerned about my son’s condition for a long time but due to financial challenges I have not been able to help my son please help him.”

Ikram is a toddler from Tanzania. He is the only child to his single mother. Ikram was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality th...

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Ikram's Timeline

  • April 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ikram was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • April 09, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ikram was scheduled to receive treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • April 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ikram's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2019
    FUNDING ENDED

    Ikram is no longer raising funds.

  • April 17, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ikram's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $986 for Ikram's treatment
Hospital Fees
$888
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$54
Supplies
$0
Labs
$29
  • 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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