Posts tagged with patient-story

Patient Story: Kwasi Boakye

Posted Thursday September 17, 2015 by ReSurge

Kwasi Boakye was 8 years old when he was brought to the...

Kwasi Boakye was 8 years old when he was brought to the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit in Accra in April 2005. Buruli Ulcer had started near his eye...

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Patient Story: Kwasi Boakye

Patient Story: Blewu Casshius

Posted Saturday August 08, 2015 by ReSurge

Blewu Casshius was 21 at the time of his surgery in 2003....

Blewu Casshius was 21 at the time of his surgery in 2003. He worked with his father as a farmer in an area near Accra where the leprosy related and...

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Patient Story: Blewu Casshius

Patient Story: Kwame

Posted Saturday August 08, 2015 by ReSurge

Kwame was aged 6 when he was badly injured in a road...

Kwame was aged 6 when he was badly injured in a road traffic accident near Accra in February 2006. He was dragged along the road by a car, exposing the...

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Patient Story: Kwame

Patient Story: Isatu Tulla

Posted Saturday August 08, 2015 by ReSurge

Isatu Tulla is a seven year old girl who lives with the...

Isatu Tulla is a seven year old girl who lives with the mother in a village near Makeni, in the forest. She does not go to school because their earnings...

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Patient Story: Isatu Tulla

Patient Story: Douda Kamara

Posted Saturday August 08, 2015 by ReSurge

Douda Kamara is a six-year old boy growing up in Sierra Leone....

Douda Kamara is a six-year old boy growing up in Sierra Leone. When he was younger, he burned his hands quite badly – the kind of injury which happens to...

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Patient Story: Douda Kamara

Patient Story: Fatmata

Posted Saturday August 08, 2015 by ReSurge

Fatmata is 33 and lives in Sierra Leone. She was born with...

Fatmata is 33 and lives in Sierra Leone. She was born with cleft lip and palate, which were never treated as there were never the facilities in Sierra Leone to...

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Patient Story: Fatmata

Patient Story: Mary Okine

Posted Saturday August 08, 2015 by ReSurge

Mary Okine, aged 8, lives in an area near Accra where the...

Mary Okine, aged 8, lives in an area near Accra where the tropical disease Buruli Ulcer is endemic. When we met her, bacteria had removed most of the skin from...

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Patient Story: Mary Okine

Patient Story: Amekoudi

Posted Thursday August 06, 2015 by ReSurge

Amekoudi is a young man from Togo, the country immediately to the...

Amekoudi is a young man from Togo, the country immediately to the east of Ghana. He is an albino and albinos throughout Africa are ravaged by skin cancer as their...

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Patient Story: Amekoudi

Patient Story: Ruth Arthurs

Posted Thursday August 06, 2015 by ReSurge

Ruth Arthurs was two when she came to the hospital in Accra...

Ruth Arthurs was two when she came to the hospital in Accra with her mum. Ruth was born with a cleft palate and lip. As a happy baby the effect...

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Patient Story: Ruth Arthurs

Patient Story: John Bortey

Posted Thursday August 06, 2015 by ReSurge

John Bortey is a cheerful young man whose face and head were...

John Bortey is a cheerful young man whose face and head were ravaged by the disease, Noma. Noma is characteristic of malnourishment and is known as “the face of poverty”....

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Patient Story: John Bortey