In wealthy countries, hydrocephalus and spina bifida disease can be diagnosed at an early stage and can usually be completely cured. In emerging markets, the medical prerequisites are missing. We want to help relieve the suffering of these children and their families.


February 2013

Twenty operations in six days

Professor Dieter Hellwig and his team traveled to Eritrea in mid-February. Within six days, they examined 90 children. 20 children were successfully operated on.