Our small, not-for-profit community clinic has gained some experiences over the last decade of it’s existence. On this page, we start to introduce some of them in loose order. All cases are anonymized to respect their privacy.
Case of a child with severe septic wounds
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Bacterial infections are the most common cause.
In January 2021, a toddler with severe and multiple abscesses was introduced in the clinic. After two weeks of administering antibiotics, both oral and intravenous, and of professional wound dressing, the toddler is over the worst.
Case with severe diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms often include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased appetite. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications, and even death.
In Sept. 2019, we were consultated about a severe case of a patient with an highly infected food. To avoid amputation, an immediate, longterm complex treatment was set. Treatment included regular medication, regular wound dressing, and – as much important as the former – the change of diet. In Jan. 2020, we released the patient with an almost healed wound, and with a better understandig of proper nutrition.
Case of a heartsick child
Our clinic’s profits support the Children Shelter (Darra) of our Foundation. One of the children in the shelter suffers from Fallot Tetralogy (FOT) which was diagnosted after several appointments, first in our’s, later also in Afrimed Clinic, in the couse of the year 2019.
Since birth in 2009, the child suffers from sudden intermitted collapses, preceded with easy fatiguability. She has also coldness and bluish discoloration of extremities.
The treatment of the child in our clinic includes oxygenation, proper nutrition, avoidance of stress-inducing situations, and strict isolation during Covid-19-pandemic. As treatment of FOT requires heart operation, in the end, we referred the child to Dakar University Hospital. Operation costs were covered by our charity partner “Health and Education Gambia” (Gesundheit und Bildung Gambia e.V).