On a recent outreach to Tikonko village, the Mercy medical team saw an extremely sick baby named Adama, who was suffering from severe diahrrea and vomiting. The child was restless, irritable and disoriented. The team brought her back to the hospital for treatment, accompanied by her mother Hawa. At the hospital, Adama was diagnosed with severe malaria.
On admission, Dr. Sao Amara prescribed medication, which was provided free of cost. The nurses administered the drugs and Adama was kept under observation in the hospital until the vomiting and diarrhea stopped. Hawa stayed with her baby for two days until she was alert, oriented and stable. Dr. Amara reported that "the mother is very happy for her child's health and the child has been discharged." There is no doubt that the outreach team saved little Adama's life.
Tikonko village is one of the places served by Mercy Hospital's outreach team.