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Nuredin is a future doctor from Ethiopia who needs $1,231 to fund hypospadias surgery.

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December 18, 2019

Nuredin is a second grade student from Ethiopia. He is a nice boy who is an introvert and shy. Nuredin is caring toward his three siblings and even likes to share his food with his sisters and brother. He loves to play with his friends and he loves his studies. Nuredin helps his father shepherd their sheep. His dad is a farmer and his mom is a house wife.

Nuredin was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.

Fortunately, Nuredin is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on December 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Nuredin’s dad said, “we couldn’t go to hospital until last year because we were financially unable. And I tried to take him to different places after last year but the waiting list in the government hospitals is too long that we couldn’t get the necessary treatment. Now we are hopeful that Nuredin will get the surgery, heal well and go to school. I hope he will become a doctor as he always wanted.”

Nuredin is a second grade student from Ethiopia. He is a nice boy who is an introvert and shy. Nuredin is caring toward his three siblings a...

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Nuredin's Timeline

  • December 18, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nuredin received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • December 19, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nuredin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nuredin's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Nuredin is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Nuredin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Hypospadias is a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. The urethra is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. In males, the opening of the urethra is normally at the end of the penis. Symptoms of hypospadias vary. This condition may cause genital malformation and urinary dysfunction. It can lead to infections, social stigma, and infertility.

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

If this condition is not repaired, it can lead to urinary dysfunction, genital malformation, infertility, and increased risk of urinary tract infections.

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

Hypospadias is one of the most common birth defects in boys. It is the most frequent congenital urological anomaly, occurring in 1–3 per 1,000 live births.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient is monitored closely and discharged from the hospital after five days. Stitches will be removed during a follow-up appointment.

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

The urethra will be corrected, improving urinary function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk procedure, and the impact of this surgery lasts a lifetime. If the patient has complicated hypospadias, he may need to undergo further surgery. Follow-up visits with a urologist may also be needed, particularly when patients reach puberty.

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

There are few quality care centers in the region. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Surgery is not required for mild cases. Otherwise, there is no alternative.

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