11-month-old Mazzi has just begun to take her first steps which is a lot easier since having a large supra-hernia removed.
Hernia’s are common among children in developing countries and unfortunately so are the complications that can arise if they’re not treated.
If the hernia becomes strangulated it can quickly turn into an emergency situation but many children live too far away to get the medical care they need in time. Thankfully that isn’t something Mazzi’s mum has to worry about any more. Hernia operations are ranked among the most cost-effective health interventions in developing countries. Here is a Thank You message from HD’s founder Nick who was in Uganda when Mazzi had her operation: