Burns are common at L'Arche de Kigobe trauma centre in Burundi. But how do you explain the often painful treatment to children? Anaesthetist Kariantti grapples with this question as he cares for two young patients.
"We heard a lot of stories over the two days we were at the hospital; patients from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, and Yemen, young and old, war-wounded people who have been through more than I could have ever imagined..."
Today is a good day in the emergency department, however on other days it can be overflowing with patients and their caretakers. Different seasons bring different diseases and challenges. The most difficult thing, though, is seeing the high rate of child deaths.