11 October 2012
Thierno Malal Diallo (38)
“Five years ago, I felt something on my face. It was growing fast and started to hurt.”
Prior to an operation for severe ameloblastoma (tumor of the jaw), Thierno could not speak, and could barely breathe. The operation, which offered only a 50 percent chance of alleviating his condition, was successful, and further surgery is to follow.
People receiving treatment on Africa Mercy, a hospital ship docked at Conakry, Guinea.