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Success! Munyantwari from Uganda raised $284 to fund a curative laparotomy.

Munyantwari
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  • $284 raised, $0 to go
$284
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Munyantwari's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2021.

Photo of Munyantwari post-operation

July 19, 2021

Munyantwari underwent a curative laparotomy.

Munyantwari had a curative laparotomy surgery due to severe appendicitis. He already feels so much better after the surgery and believes he will be able to live a stable and more productive life. He shared that he’ll also feel more comfortable and confident in continuing his education.

Munyantwari says, “I felt helpless at one time because my family could not afford the surgery charges; thanks to WATSI for intervening and resolving the poor situation through financial support. May God reward you.”

Munyantwari had a curative laparotomy surgery due to severe appendicitis. He already feels so much better after the surgery and believes he ...

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June 9, 2021

Munyantwari is an 18-year-old student from Uganda. He completed his secondary education and is waiting for the examination results so as to continue with the rest of his education. Munantwari lost his mother in 2018 and currently lives with his father and six siblings. His siblings are all in school, making it a major struggle for his father to meet all their expenses. The father trades in second-hand clothes to make ends meet. During Muyantwari’s free time, he enjoys spending time with family.

Six months ago, Munyantwari began to experience troubling symptoms, including abdominal pains. When he came to Rushoroza Hospital due to severe pain, he was diagnosed with appendicitis and had surgery recommended to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. The condition limits his work output at home, especially when doing domestic chores. However, with the struggles the father is going through, Munyantwari is afraid the cost might be too high for them to afford.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Munyantwari receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo a curative laporotomy on June 10th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $284, and Munyantwari and his family need your support.

Munyantwari shared, “I pray for a successful surgery. I hope to resume and proceed with education comfortably for a better future.”

Munyantwari is an 18-year-old student from Uganda. He completed his secondary education and is waiting for the examination results so as to ...

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Munyantwari's Timeline

  • June 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Munyantwari was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Munyantwari received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Munyantwari's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Munyantwari's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Munyantwari's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Curative Laporotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $284 for Munyantwari's treatment
Hospital Fees
$179
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$25
Supplies
$46
Labs
$20
Other
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

The symptoms would vary depending on the condition being treated. Most curative laparotomies are done for tumors or infections. Patients will have pain, weight loss, fever, and abdominal fullness. A curative laparotomy could address a range of abdominal conditions, such as an ovarian tumor, stomach cancer, liver cancer, cholecystitis, abscess, and others.

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

It depends on the nature of the condition, but most curative laparotomies at Watsi's Medical Partner AMH Care Centers are done for tumors or infections. Patients will have pain, weight loss, fever, and abdominal fullness.

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

Dependent on the exact condition. Stomach ulcers, ovarian tumors, and cancer are increasingly becoming common in Africa.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgery lasts around three hours with the patient being discharged home after 3 days. They are continuously monitored in the hospital wards.

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

The procedure is done with the intent of removing the pathology and curing the condition.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Medium surgical risk, overall, the risk of surgery is less than the risk of doing nothing. If the condition is cancer and caught early enough, it is treatable. If the condition is benign, such as cholecystitis, then the laparotomy is curative.

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

There are few quality hospitals with adequate resources and expertise to treat most of the conditions that could be diagnosed by a laparotomy.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most abdominal tumors there is no alternative to removing them.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.