A 4 year old with tetanus.
A gunshot wound to the chest.
A 10-year old girl raped by a stranger on the road.
An inebriated woman beaten up by her equally inebriated husband.
A woman with a post-partum infection.
A fractured arm.
A steady stream of pneumonia and brucellosis.
The email is down; so is the satellite phone.
The man in Tukul 1 needs his dressings changed. He is missing his right eye and most of the right side of his face. A gunshot wound. A piece of bone from his zygomatic arch is sticking out.
I need to contact the World Health Organization about the girl in Tukul 3 with the leg paralysis. They collected a stool sample for poliovirus last week.
A one year old pees all down my shirt. He looks quite pleased with himself.
Exactly 48 hours ago I returned to the field. We are a skeleton team of four: the project coordinator, the logistician, the lab supervisor and myself. Today we will become five when a new nurse comes in on the plane.