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Ema is a 3 year old boy living with his mother and brother at Bukumbi Care Centre. When Ema was born it is believed that his mother, Sundi, had syphilis and he was born with skin described as “burning fire”, i.e. raw, inflamed skin. He was kept in hospital for some time after he was born.
He has previously had oil for his skin, but did not have any when we met him. His mother has learning difficulties and has been unable to keep on top of her son’s treatment.
On seeing his conditioning worsening we encouraged his mother to take him to see Dr. Julius. Ema needed a cream that is not available through the local dispensary but for 10,000 Tanzanian shillings (about £4) we have provided the cream that is needed to alleviate his pain. This cream will last for about a month.
Monitoring Ema, we can see that his skin condition is responding to the treatment. We are working with Sundi so that she will tell us when the cream has run out so we can provide more. This means that his skin will be much less painful - especially around his eyes.
If you would like to donate £4 to help provide treatment for Ema and others like him, please click here to go to our online donation facility. Thank you.