Children

Find out more about the children we are helping now and keep up to date on those we've helped in the past.

Here you'll find profiles of children and updates on their progress. For other news items please see our News page.

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Jeanette from Cameroon

Name:  Jeanette Date of Birth:  1995 Date of Contact:  October 2011 Location:  Northern Cameroon Condition:  Rare, but known potentially fatal reaction to anti-malarial treatment resulting…

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Louis from Cameroon

Name:  Louis Date of Birth:  June 2011 Date of Contact:  June 2011 Location:  Northern Cameroon Condition:  Bilateral cleft lip and palate. Operation:  Louis had surgery for…

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Ama from Ghana

Name:  Ama Date of Birth:  24th March 2001 Date of Contact:  July 2011 Location:  Nungua, Ghana Condition:  Tumour of both jaws Operation:  Ama had the first…

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Gift from Malawi

Name:  Gift Date of Birth:  7th July 2005 Date of Contact:  May 2011 Location:  Malawi Condition:  Tracheal stenosis (severe narrowing of the airway – such…

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Issa from Cameroon

Name:  Issa Date of Birth: Date of Contact:  February 2011 Location:  Northern Cameroon Condition:  Imperforate anus (a congenital condition where by the anus does not form an opening…

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Hassaniye from Chad

Name:  Hassaniye Date of Birth:  1st February 2006 Date of Contact:  2011 Location:  N’Djamena, Chad Condition:  Facial neurofibroma tumour Operation:  In early December 2012, Hassaniye…

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Marcel from Cameroon

Name:  Marcel Date of Birth:  1999 Date of Contact:  February 2011 Location:  Northern Cameroon Condition:  Heart valve defect and cardiac failure Operation:  Marcel went into kidney failure…

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Chisomo from Malawi

Name:  Chisomo Date of Birth:  5th January 2011 Date of Contact:  January 2011 Location:  Malawi Condition:  Frontonasal encephalocele – a failure of fusion of part of the…

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Namina from Sierra Leone

Name:  Namina Date of Birth:  2006 Date of Contact:  January 2011 Location:  Sierra Leone Condition:  Noma Operation:  Namina has had two reconstruction surgeries onboard Mercy…

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Afi from Togo

Name:  Afi Date of Birth:  1991 Date of Contact:  June 2010 Location:  Togo Condition:  Afi has a large facial neurofibroma (tumour of the nerve). Operation:  She requires…

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Tani from Togo

Name:  Tani Date of Birth:  1999 Date of Contact:  June 2010 Location:  Togo Condition:  Tani suffered severe burns as a baby – she was fortunate to survive.…

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Aboubakar from Cameroon

Name:  Aboubakar Date of Birth:  6th May 2005 Date of Contact:  June 2010 Location:  Northern Cameroon Condition:  Oesophageal stricture (severe narrowing of the oesophagus after swallowing acid –…

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