From 1984. A Personal View from a rural mission hospital in West Africa

Not sure if this screenshot of an article I wrote back in 1984 will show up in readable quality. I had just returned to the UK after two years working in Segbwema, Sierra Leone. Not for the first time in my writing career the piece included a typo. The Third line should have read In the second of my two years in Sierra Leone I resolved to compare the fate of babies delivered by Caesarean section under local anaesthesia only with those delivered under general anaesthesia. But it didn’t and there is nowt I can do about it now.

This lovely picture was taken at the steps leading into the maternity ward. On the left is someone working over an underground rainwater storage tank. What the picture cannot convey is the heat and the humidity. Picture credit: Wikipedia Commons.