For the past three years, the provincial health department and its partners have brought life-changing experiences to hundreds of vulnerable people.
This year, the project’s aim was to do 10 free life-changing procedures for every one year of our democracy. The target was to improve the lives of another 250 patients requiring cataract removals, orthopaedic surgery, ENT procedures, and hip and knee replacements.
Not only did the department achieve its target, but by collaborating and being innovative, additional procedures such as sterilisations and gastroscopy were added, which then led to more than 400 patients receiving various health procedures.
Ten-year-old Ivan Badja received CO2 laser treatment after sustaining 60% burns when an older friend threw turpentine on an open fire.