Conditions we treat
Through our donors BCMF, BAMF and BWMF programs are able to acquire treatment for a variety of conditions. These fall under 12 categories. For more information on a particular condition please see below, the click the condition name and you will be redirected
- Cardiac Disease:
Cardiac disease includes a range of conditions that affect the heart. They can include problems with heart rhythm (arrhythmias), heart infections, and congenital heart defects. The greatest number of patients that we treat at BCMF are children and adults with cardiac disease, the majority of whom have congenital heart disease.
- Neurological Conditions:
are disorders of the nervous system and can include structural disorders of the brain and spinal cord or the nerves in the face, trunk and limbs. Click on the link to learn about a few of the more common neurological conditions that we treat.
- Obstetric/Gynecological Conditions: are those conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Common conditions that we treat include uterine myomas, uterine prolapse, and ovarian cysts.
- Eye Conditions/Disorders: BCMF treats a variety of childhood eye conditions including congenital glaucoma, childhood cataracts, and retinoblastoma.
- Gastrointestinal Conditions:describe a variety of disorders that affect the health of the digestive system. Two of the most common conditions we treat at BCMF are Hirschprung Disease and Imperforate Anus.
- Blood Disorders: Blood, which is essential for life, is composed of different types of cells with specific functions — red blood cells transport oxygen through the body, white blood cells defend against infection and platelets help control bleeding. Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent the blood from doing its job. The most common type of blood disorder treated by BCMF is Thalassemia.
- Urological Conditions: are diseases of the kidneys/urinary tract including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, and male reproductive organs. Two of the most common urological conditions that BCMF treats are Hypospadias and Kidney Stones.
- Orthopedic Conditions: Injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
- Severe Burns: Burns are considered by many to be a neglected health crisis in developing countries, particularly among poor women and children who use open flames for cooking and lighting and don’t have access to medical care when accidents happen. BCMF sees patients with both old and new burns requiring a range of treatments including daily dressing, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and skin grafts.
- Congenital Musculoskeletal Deformities: BCMF also treats children with congenital muscular skeletal deformities including cleft lip and palette and club foot.
- Abnormal Growth/Benign Tumor: A tumor is an abnormal growth of cells that serves no purpose. A benign tumor is not a malignant tumor, which is cancer. But benign tumors can be serious if they press on vital structures such as blood vessels or nerves.