Success! Meriadah from Uganda raised $279 to fund abdominal surgery.

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Meriadah's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2024.
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November 28, 2023

Photo of Meriadah post-operation

January 25, 2024

Meriadah underwent abdominal surgery.

Meriadah underwent abdominal surgery to heal a right ovarian cyst. The operation was successful, and she is now back home from the hospital....

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Meriadah's Timeline

  • November 28, 2023

    Meriadah was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 28, 2023

    Meriadah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2023

    Meriadah received treatment at Uganda Martyr's Ibanda Hospital 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.

  • January 12, 2024

    Meriadah's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2024

    Meriadah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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76-year-old Moyenda hails from a village in Lilongwe District. He has 12 children of whom 3 are in school and the rest are married in their respective homes. Moyenda had to leave primary school when he was young, therefore he could not secure a good job and support his family. He depends on farming where he grows maize for consumption and sweet potatoes for commercial purposes. For one year, Moyenda has been experiencing a painful swelling in a sensitive area. The swelling disappears after a while, and it is accompanied by abdominal pain and vomiting. He has been visiting different health centers where he was given drugs to no avail until he was advised to visit Nkhoma Hospital for further assessment. Moyenda was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia, and he was scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery. However, he cannot afford the cost although he wishes to undergo surgery. This condition has had a negative impact on Moyenda’s life as he feels abdominal pain when the swelling appears, and he cannot do his farming activities. If the condition is left untreated, it may lead to strangulation which can be life-threatening. Treatment will relieve him of the pain and he will be able to focus on his farm without any hindrances from the condition. Moyenda is scheduled for hernia repair surgery February 13th. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare is requesting $500 to fund surgery, medications, and medical care. Moyenda says, “I would love to be free of this condition for good.”

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