At Connaught Hospital – Burns Kill 75 Percent Under-Fives

Hot water burns is one of the main causes of death among under-five children admitted daily at the Connaught Hospital, the biggest referral hospice in Sierra Leone. According to a nurse at the children's ward, seventy-five percent of critical cases reported are burns. Nurse Kadiatu Kamara says the special ward for children is often overwhelmed by reports of patients with burns. She blames …

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