Guinea’s first hydrocephalus Scientific Conference!

Hydrocephalus PosterAFG is proud to announce the success of the first hydrocephalus scientific conference “Hydrocephalus in Children”, which took place in Donka Hospital on June 14, 2012. Over 120 medical professionals attended the event, including professors and students from Conakry’s Gamal medical school. Dr. Souare, head neurologist of AFG’s hydrocephalus panel, as well as a number of other experts, addressed the audience. A medical student presented his thesis outlining the data he collected regarding the number of children suffering from hydrocephalus who are never brought in for treatment, as well as the reasons for such neglect. Mrs. Fadiga, AMEHG’s founder, also spoke and recounted her experience and struggles as a mother whose child suffered from hydrocephalus.

The conference was televised and broadcast on national radio. Alerting doctors and other medical professionals to the causes, symptoms and available treatment options is a huge step towards ensuring that all affected children are diagnosed and timely treated. This effort is an integral part of AFG’s five-year project “Hydrocephalus: No Longer a Death Sentence”. Our goal is to spread the word about hydrocephalus. We want parents to know their children suffer from a treatable medical condition and we want doctors to know that the resources are available for treatment. Together, we can stop hydrocephalus from taking more lives!

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  • Partial Cost of Hydrocephalus Surgery: (per child)
    Blood Tests: $500
    Surgical Kit: $600
    CT Scans (2): $600
    Average daily income of a Guinean citizen: $1.24*
    *UN and World Bank Statistics

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