The Spina Bifida project - Tunisia 2012
|On September 2012, a team of American physicians volunteered to travel to Tunisia to work side by side with local physicians and perform surgeries on subjects diagnosed with Myelomeningocele, the most common and severe form of Spina Bifida. The age of the patients ranged between 6 month and 15 years.|
In the past, a number of individuals and organizations in the United States (including Algerian-American Associations), have raised funds to treat sick children from the Maghreb region in the United States. Baby Mounib's case who was treated at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, opened the door to several other similar opearations that followed.
For the Tunisia Project, three institutions were involved::