Tag Archives: hydrocephalus

Update on little Sawdah

Our favorite Peace Corps volunteer Deborah LaFavre went back to Gambia to visit and brought news back with her. She had this to say about her stay: “One of the highlights of my trip was getting to meet Sawdah and her entire family! Baba, Sawdah, and Mom had just returned from their follow up doctor’s […]

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Dr. Souare Diving Right In

With the endoscopic equipment in Guinea, Dr. Souare has wasted no time in using the new tools at his disposal to treat children suffering from hydrocephalus. He has already successfully performed ETV/PC procedures on four babies: Boubcar, Abdoulayeh, Bintou and Mamadou. They are doing great and recovering rapidly. We could not be more excited about […]

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Endoscopy Equipment Reaches Guinea

We are excited to announce that the long awaited endoscopy equipment, which will be used by Dr. Souare and his staff to help children suffering from hydrocephalus, has arrived and is in its permanent home at Kipe Hospital. This great piece of equipment, the first of its kind in a public hospital in Guinea, will […]

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Hydrocephalus Project Moves to Kipe Hospital

With the expansion of our hydrocephalus project, we started finding some difficulties with mounting hospital bills and transportation to and from AMEHG’s recovery home. Condeyah Hospital, a large regional hospital, was having trouble accommodating our expanding program. We are excited to announce that the Ministry of Health offered up their hospital at Kipe as a […]

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Low-Income premature babies are at higher risk of hydrocephalus

This fascinating article in Pediatric Neurosurgery details a study that found that “Preterm neonates born to low-income parents have a disproportionately high risk of developing posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus that requires multiple surgeries and extensive follow-up” Although this study was conducted in the United States, it highlights the correlation between low-income families and hydrocephalus. The data applies […]

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IF global donates shunts for hydrocephalus surgeries

Our Hydrocephalus Project has received yet another wonderful boost that will allow us to treat even more children suffering from the condition. Through our cooperation with CURE International, we learned of the existence of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. This worthy organization, created in 1979, is the world-wide umbrella organization for Spina […]

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AMEHG broadcasts the plea of children suffering from hydrocephalus

The Association of Mothers of Children with Hydrocephalus in Guinea (AMEHG) has put together its two first television spots to be aired in Guinean national TV. These touching public service announcements, featuring real-life affected and recovering hydrocephalus patients, shine a light on the suffering of the children and their families, showcasing some of the misconceptions […]

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Thank you from Sawdah

We were thrilled to receive this today from Deb LaFavre, a Peace Corps volunteer working in Gambia. It is stories like this that keep us doing what we do. Dear Tim, Mike Illions, Bebe, Mike Carson, and Dr. Barry: Here she is! For those of you who never met her, here is Sawdah Darboe from […]

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Dr. Souare finishes neurosurgery training – comes back ready to teach

Dr. Souare performs ETV

Dr. Souare, a Guinean neurosurgeon who has been involved in our hydrocephalus project since its very beginning, finished CURE Uganda’s intensive endoscopic training and is back in Conakry ready to impart the knowledge he acquired to his colleagues. The endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/PC) process taught by CURE, eliminates the need for […]

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AFG expands its reach – Sierra Leone and Gambia

When we set our hydrocephalus project into motion, little did we expect to expand the reach of this initiative beyond the borders of Guinea. The need in the country is so great that our goals were entirely local in scope. However, thanks to a partnership with Cure International we have been able to offer our […]

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