In the outbreak area, the only way people have to get drinkable water is to buy it from private sellers. No drains system exists and latrines are very rare. People in many other slums in Luanda live in similar conditions and the outbreak could easily spread out to other areas, especially when heavy...
It is sad. We lost two patients today. The pregnant woman with burns whom we sent to Benson Hospital on Friday, died that night. The baby was stillborn. The mother's blood pressure remained low after transfer and she succumbed hours later.
It's a great day for me today. I was called up at 2:30am yesterday morning and later operated on a boy with typhoid peritonitis. I finally returned home at 1am this morning after assisting John with two laparotomies.
Yesterday was a busy day. I was called back to the hospital at 7:30am and worked until 8pm, almost non-stop. I slept at 9:30pm after my supper and a bath, and woke up again at 5:30am. Fortunately, I had not been called.