Six-year-old Kirabo is from a small village in Uganda. Kirabo has had a hernia and hydrocele for sometime. A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that produces swelling in the inguinal region or scrotum and a hernia occurs when abdominal organs protrude into the inguinal canal or scrotum. In Kirabo’s case the hernia and hydrocele co-exist and are beginning to cause discomfort. The biggest risk is if the hernia becomes incarcerated or strangulated - complications that would require emergency surgery. As Kirabo’s family live a long way from any medical facility it is unlikely he would be able to reach medical care in time. Both procedures are typical of the low-cost, high-impact operations we fund and are ranked as among the most effective surgical interventions in developing countries.
Every penny donated will cover the cost of the actual surgery, medical supplies and post-operative care that Kirabo needs.