Current Hydrocephalus Treatments and the Third World

Stewart Strawbridge is a Long Island real estate investor who also owns several strategic assets in and around Portland, Maine. Since 2008, he has served as managing member with Selkirk Partners. Recently Stewart Strawbridge hosted a fundraising event for hydrocephalus. The money raised will sponsor 45 lifesaving procedures for children in Uganda.

Hydrocephalus, a serious condition that affects fluid in the brain, can only be treated by the surgical insertion of a shunt system. Due to the complex nature of the procedure and the equipment required, third world countries do not have access to treatment despite accounting for the large majority of global hydrocephalus cases. The difficulty of performing this procedure is compounded by the fact that serious complications can occur after the system is implanted as well as the need for ongoing medical evaluations, a luxury many third world parents cannot afford. These complications underscore the importance of global advocacy and fundraising efforts on behalf of children and families living with the condition.

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