8-year-old Mathius likes has had a hernia since he was born his mother is concerned as it seems to have recently grown in size.
Hernia’s are common in developing countries and unfortunately so are the complications that can arise if they aren’t treated.
If the hernia becomes strangulated it can quickly turn into an emergency situation but many children such as Mathius don’t live near any medical facilities so such a situation could prove fatal. Hernia operations are ranked among the most cost-effective health interventions in developing countries. We hope we can cover the cost of this operation as not only does it make Mathius better but it will help his mum avoid getting into debt and poverty.