EMERGENCY recently conducted its first cardiac screening mission in Somalia.
Mohammed is six years old. It took four days for him to travel with his father and grandfather from his home on the border with Chad to arrive at EMERGENCY’s Paediatric Centre in Nyala, Sudan.
His father, Alsadic, tells us, “I had heard about a hospital here in Nyala where children are treated free of charge.”
When he came to EMERGENCY, Mohammed was unconscious, and in convulsion. We immediately stabilised and admitted him. Thanks to our free, high-quality care, Mohammed started improving. He began eating again, he was laughing and wanted to get out of bed. He will receive physiotherapy sessions over the next few weeks to help him walk and get back on his feet.
“Mohammed, shall we go out in the garden?” we asked him a few days ago. He was overjoyed. We took this photo of him, on a beautiful, sunny day.