3-month-old Alfred has the biggest brownest eyes we’ve ever seen! Alfred needs surgery for hydrocele - an accumulation of fluid around the testicles. Normally doctors advise not operating until they are a little older but Alfred’s hydrocele is abnormally large and doctors are concerned that it is causing him discomfort and will continue to do so as he grows, especially when he starts to crawl and walk.
Alfred’s parents work hard but earn little money and could never afford to pay for an operation. Hydrocele surgery is a typical example of the low-cost, high-impact operations we fund and is ranked as one of the most cost effective health interventions in developing countries.