Sierra Leone’s sick suffer untreated as doctors strike

Patients wait in the Connaught Hospital courtyard to be called for treatment or bed assignments in Freetown, Sierra Leone December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in pain in a half-empty hospital ward waiting to be seen. A doctors’ strike in Sierra Leone has paralyzed an already threadbare health system in one of the world’s […]

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