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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Baby needs urgent overseas treatment

The family of Isatou Jobe, a two-month-old baby, is seeking for financial assistance to enable her go for overseas treatment.
The Medical Research Center (MRC) recommended for Isatou’s referral for an assessment and surgical treatment of possible congenital oesphageal fistula or trachea-oesphageal fistula.

Isatou’s medical report states: “She was presented with cough and a history of regurgitating feeds through her nostril and failure to thrive. On admission, she weighted just 2.6kg and was treated as severe acute malnutrition with possible congenital oesphageal fistula or trachea- oesphageal fistula.”
Isatou’s father, Sheikh Omar Jobe, narrated the difficulties they face, on daily basis, in seeking cure for his child’s sickness.

Sheikh, a mechanic by profession, said his earning capacity is unable to foot the medical bills of the oversee treatment and is therefore calling on government, civil society organizations and philanthropists to help save his baby’s life as the sickness is very severe. He said the baby uses a tube to breast feed and usually coughs throughout the night.
To support Isatou Jobe, you can reach Sheikh Omar Jobe on 3711247, 3911247 or 7119390.

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