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Sifa is a three-month-old from Tanzania who needs $1,015 to fund surgery for his spina bifida condition.

Sifa
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  • $809 raised, $206 to go
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August 23, 2020

Sifa is a baby from Tanzania. Sifa is a three months old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of four children. Sifa’s parents come from the central part of Tanzania where most people depend on farming for their living. His parents own a small piece of land from which they are able to grow maize and sunflowers. Their income is not much and barely enough to support their family.

Sifa was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Sifa is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Sifa’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 24th. This procedure will hopefully spare Sifa from the risks associated with his condition, allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Sifa’s mother says, “Please help my son.”

Sifa is a baby from Tanzania. Sifa is a three months old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of four children. Sifa's parents come f...

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Sifa's Timeline

  • August 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sifa received 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.

  • August 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sifa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sifa's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sifa is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for Sifa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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