For many years our supporters have been aware of Bibian’s condition, generously supported her treatments and ask regularly for updates about her situation.
We have received this report from Jonah Sialuman Coordinator - Charitable Works and Disability Affairs :
‘On 31st October, 2017, Jonah, Carole, Tabo Maheritona and Dr Nkonjera visited Bibian. Dr Nkonjera confirmed that Bibian is suffering from elephantiasis caused by lymph hefilariasis which is due to an infection with nematodes (round worms). They are thread like parasite worms. It is a disease which is characterised by thickening skin and body infections. At this stage Bibian is in a chronic state and is experiencing the following:
1. Tumours (uncontrolled growth)
2. Water inside the affected leg.
3. Infection of the urinary tract area
4. Dry Cough
5. Difficulty breathing
6. Eye infection
7. Wounds around the nose
8. Loss of appetite
9. Enlargement of liver
The following services needs to be carried out urgently
1. Small operation under the foot to remove infections
2. Removing the debris around the foot
3. Treating of the facial wounds
The following are required: creams to use for medication to prevent the spread of infections, anti-fungal and anti-bacteria creams.