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April 9, 2018

Chikhuta is a farmer from Malawi. He lives with his wife, and they have a total of 16 children, who help with the family farm. Chikutha raises goats to supplement the family income. In his free time, he likes to sit and spend quiet time chatting with his wife.

Since February 2017, Chikhuta has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes him pain and discomfort and keeps him from living a full and normal life. Fortunately, on April 10, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $302 to fund Chikhuta’s surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Chikutha was thrilled to find out his procedure would be funded. He is looking forward to his operation being complete so he can return to work and to his family free from pain.

He says, “Thank you Watsi for the support.”

Chikhuta is a farmer from Malawi. He lives with his wife, and they have a total of 16 children, who help with the family farm. Chikutha rais...

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Chikhuta's Timeline

  • April 9, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chikhuta was submitted by Alison Corbit, Project Coordinator at World Altering Medicine, our medical partner in Malawi.

  • April 10, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chikhuta received treatment at Nkhoma Hospital. 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 10, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chikhuta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2018
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chikhuta's treatment update from World Altering Medicine.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chikhuta is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $302 for Chikhuta's treatment
Hospital Fees
$196
Medical Staff
$32
Medication
$64
Supplies
$0
Travel
$7
Labs
$3
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients will experience scrotal swelling, pain, and discomfort.

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

Patients will experience discomfort, pain, and shame. They may be unable to farm or do other work.

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

There is no regional significance to this condition.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Usually, treatment starts with pain medication only. If the condition sees no improvement, the patient will be referred for more specialized care, which can be provided at our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital.

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

The patient will experience immediate improvement of the swelling and less pain.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

As with most surgeries, there is risk to undergoing anesthesia. There are also minor risks of infection or bleeding.

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

The nearest alternative hospital is 50 kilometers away. Because a hydrocele is not seen as an emergency condition, patients may experience long delays or have their surgeries postponed. This process can take several weeks or even months.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Painkillers can provide temporary relief, but they will not treat the swelling.

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