Carolyn, our Training and Project Development Coordinator, met Chico when she visited Zambia in April. He has hydrocephalus, his prognosis was poor and the local general hospital had done very little to help him. Our local partner, Wukwashi, immediately arranged for a referral for surgery at the main hospital in Lusaka, funding the transport costs and any additional medical costs that might arise.
We heard this week that Chico has now had a shunt fitted, which will stop the fluid build-up on his brain. Once again, Wukwashi wa Nzambi has lived up to its name – ‘God’s help’.
Carolyn comments: ‘This may not be the end of Chico’s difficulties, but there is no doubt in my mind that Wukwashi’s swift response saved his life, and his parents now know that they are not facing the future alone, whatever it may hold.’