I am a former Canadian child protection social worker and currently am living in Tanzania. This is 10 year old Hasani who has had this infection since he was 6 years old. He currently lives with his aunt in Tanga, Tanzania.
I met him at a soccer field and he was crying because his friend said he got hurt and then he lifted his pants to show me this big infection, puss oozing from it. I am told one day he fell at school and since then his condition has gotten worse. Family did take him to hospital but the doctors couldn't cure him due to inconsistent care and fanily finally stopped treatment due to costs
His infection has grown and is affecting his one side of the body. He is coughing and has runny nose. He looks like he had a stroke on one side. Eyes are drooping on one side and watery. He is so sick that he is not attending school for the past few years .
When I met him he had no medication or ointment..I have so far taken him to the doctor and got him meds. The X-ray report indicates he has a bone desease. His bone is shredding and falling apart in his body. . He needs further treatment by going to dar es salaam or Kenya to do a culture test to find the right antibiotics for him to take. He also needs surgery.
I have limited amount finances and can only help him for a little while. He really needs donations so he can continue ongoing treatment. His aunt seems very concerned and is following through with the treatment plan. Charity donors can speak to the family directly. An English translator can be made available.
Reshmi prasad. BSW