With temperatures below 10°C, this is one of the hardest winters in Sudan for the last thirty years. For us, 10°C in the middle of winter might seem mild; for a country where the temperature is between 40°C and 50°C for six months a year though, this is really cold, especially for the poorest people living in huts built with bits of sheet metal, wood and fabric – more suitable as protection against the heat rather than the cold. As a result, our Pediatric Center in Port Sudan has seen a major increase in patients suffering from respiratory problems.
One of the many children we’ve treated was six-year old Raheel, who, once she’d recovered, just wanted to go on being photographed forever! She was with us for eight days: because she’s asthmatic, her condition was more serious and she needed not only antibiotic treatment but also oxygen, an inhaler with bronchodilators, and intravenous cortisone.
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