In 2005 Cees Spronk and a medical team visited Mangu to perform operations. From 2006 Cees Spronk and a medical team have gone there twice a year to do so. Since 2007 Interplast Holland has organised and financed the Plastic Surgey Camps in Mangu twice a year. Cees Spronk is in charge of these missions.
The operations are free of charge, but the hospital expenses related to them, are not. Therefore the Faridpur foundation pays € 50,- per patient. We pay € 200,-for children who need rehabilitation and medical aid after their operation.
The willing support of the Nigerian staff; the good name of the hospital and the possibilities for a good after-treatment with physiotherapy and extra rehabilitation make this hospital a good partner for this project.
“What do you find then? It is hardly possible to describe this in a few words. You see a small, very simple hospital with several departments spread over the terrain. You see an enormous veranda, with people everywhere. Such beautiful people. They stand ,sit and lie waiting. But you also see hope, fear and curiosity.” (From Fatima van Klaveren’s report, operation-assistant, 2008)