Haiti MediShare Surgical team
Hydrocephalus is a congenital disease that affects 2 out of every 1000 births. In most places, shortly after birth, a somewhat simple operation allows a child a greater chance at a normal life. That is rarely the case in Haiti.
A group of pediatric neurosurgeons and a team of volunteers from Miami come to Port-au-Prince twice a year to operate on severe cases of hydrocephalus. With the coordinating efforts of Project Medishare, the doctors perform all the surgeries within 3 days. After a 45-minute operation the children are given a second chance at a life they never thought they would get.