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.

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