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Kamusiime is a small-scale farmer from Uganda who needs $231 to fund a hysterectomy.

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March 9, 2020

Kamusiime is a 44-year-old married mother to five children, four girls all married and are small-scale farmers and one boy who is still young and in school. She earns a living through practicing small scale farming and so does her husband. They mostly growing sorghum, millet beans, and cassava and because they have poor agriculture methods, she earns smaller yields and lowering her income.

Kamusiima presented feeling a vaginal mass, excessively prolonged bleeding, and backache for more than two years. Her condition is associated with dizziness, epigastric pain, and headaches. This has made a poor quality of life and if not treated, Kamusiima’s symptoms may persist.

Kamusiima had never been to any hospital for treatment of her condition but having heard of Watsi’s efforts at Nyakibale Hospital, she decided to come for support. She was examined and had a scan, where she was diagnosed with menopausal with cystocele and uterine prolapse. The doctor told her that she needs a trans-vaginal hysterectomy.

She can’t afford the costs of her surgery and needs support. Kamusiime says, “I hope that my surgery will enable me to regain normal health once again.”

Kamusiime is a 44-year-old married mother to five children, four girls all married and are small-scale farmers and one boy who is still youn...

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Kamusiime's Timeline

  • March 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 09, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kamusiime's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kamusiime received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 27, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kamusiime's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kamusiime is currently raising funds for her treatment.

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Treatment
Transvaginal Hysterectomy (TVH)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $231 for Kamusiime's treatment
Hospital Fees
$91
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$69
Labs
$10

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Hasani

Hasani is five-year-old boy and the first born child in a family of three children in Tanzania. Hasani has always been a hard working boy according to his father. He would help graze the cattle and look after his siblings when his parents were out working in their small farm where they grow maize and vegetables for their living. Hasani has been burnt severely after being involved in a fire accident that has left him with very severe burns on the face. One fateful Sunday, Hasani woke up complaining of a headache so his father gave him pain relief medication and asked him to rest and not go out to graze the cattle while his father took the cattle out for grazing. His mother prepared breakfast for them and left the fire place with a few charcoal burning and went for church leaving Hasani and his siblings at home. His father returned at around one in the afternoon only to find Hasani with facial burns. His father says it took him time to realize it was really Hasani due to how severely he had been burned. No one knows how it happened, but Hasani’s grandfather says he just heard someone crying in the hut and went in to check only to find Hasani hiding in a dark corner crying in pain. He is in pain and at risk of infection. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Hasani receive treatment. On March 9th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to help him heal and prevent infection. Now, Hasani needs help to fund this $711 procedure. Hasani’s father says, “Please help my son get this treatment which will help close up his wound and help him heal.”

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