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Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea

by Aldeas Infantiles SOS de Espana ( SOS Childrens Villages of Spain )
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Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea
Medical care for 400 children in Equatorial Guinea

The first medical mission is already back and was composed of 2 nurses, 4 pediatric surgeons and 2 anesthetists. The itinerary of this medical mission began the same day they arrived in the African continent. The convocation is still very high and that is still done through radio notices indicating the date of arrival of our expedition. Both the day of the consultation and the first day of the operating room, local televisions come to interview the Spanish doctors who are part of the team and this creates another effect called on people who have not heard the radio messages, which It creates a continuous flow of patients to be evaluated every day, which implies that doctors have to divide their work to operate and make consultations.

During this visit, 250 children were treated and 72 patients with 88 medical conditions were operated. The youngest child was 2 months old and 18 were under 2 years old. The most frequent pathology has been inguinal hernia due to its possibility of strangulation and death due to the sanitary conditions that exist in Africa, a situation that would be unthinkable in a European country. We have operated 12 cryptorchidies (testicles outside the scrotum, even some inside the abdomen), sutured a wound by a white chest weapon that went to the operating room knowing of our stay and performed a two-field surgery that consisted of a skin-free graft for the straightening of the index finger, which we removed from the inguinal area, taking advantage of the operation of inguinal hernias. The traumatology operated patients were 8 in total, not counting the more than 15 orthopedic treatments with plaster and boots that the traumatologist in charge of medical consultations performed. The interventions have passed without complications, except for one patient who we had to reoperate the next day due to a large hematoma. The doctor who has been in charge has informed us of the reviews of the operated children without any infections or recurrences.

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Nalda Loli
Madrid, Madrid Spain
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