The Team in Ngora has reported some typical client stories this month. One man who was initially diagnosed with Hepatitis B at the hospital in May 2013 continued to present with jaundice, severe abdominal pain and distension that was observed by his carer. When an abdominal scan and other investigations were undertaken back at the hospital, it was determined on 23 September that he had Hepato Cellular Carcinoma (HCC). He died three days later.
Another patient needing regular support by the MAI funded CHW is 62 and suffering from chronic Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH). This condition causes urinary retention and requires continual use of a catheter. In turn, this needs close monitoring nursing care to avoid infection of the urinary tract. He would benefit from surgery but his family is unable to fund such an expensive procedure.