Corneas in the Congo: Case Study Essay

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Corneas in the Congo
Case Study

I. Duties and Responsibilities:

As the head of a small aid agency in Congo, our duty is to cater the refugee’s health dilemmas and concerns. We must attend to their needs by providing them the right health services suited for their condition. Like what is happening in the camp, the refugees are in need of cornea transplant because of the poor water condition which resulted to them being blind. Therefore, we must do any possible means of giving them enough corneas and adequate protection they need by figuring out how to eliminate the peculiar parasite in the water. Aside from that, incoming refugees would be possible knowing that civil war is happening at the moment so we also need to accommodate them
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2. 15 non-recipient children
Basing on how children react, they would also want to have cornea transplant because other children can have it.

3. 10 recipient children
They may feel burdened by the thought of giving a lot of medical supplies in exchange for the corneas. They will regain their eyesight
They might get blind again if the poor water condition can’t be address.

4. Small Aid Agency
We must give away our medical supplies in exchange for the corneas. We can’t able to accommodate incoming refugees which is greater in number if most of our medical supplies are given away.

It becomes an achievement for us because somehow we’re able to help the 10 recipients.

II. Analysis:

In this case, Congo was in a state wherein civil war is dominant while our agency is working with 50 fifty blind people in the camp and so it is our duty to cater their needs based on their condition. It just so happened that the corneas being offered were only 20 pieces which is equivalent to only 10 recipients at a cost of 10 cases of medical supplies and a truck. Having these facts being laid down, we must now analyze whether it is valid to accept the 20 corneas or not.

In civil wars, it is evident that a lot of people are affected by any kind of attacks which result to injuries and if not treated, most of them die. Therefore, medical supplies are really important when civil wars are present like what is happening in the Congo. We may have 50

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