One month of activity in Connaught Hospital
MSF 1999 Report: Mutilations of civilians in Sierra Leone
24 May 1999
Since the 26th April 1999, 271 patients have been operated on at the hospital, 172 of whom have suffered war-related wounds (new cases and follow-up cases). Among them, 56 patients were recently war-wounded. Of these:
24 were children under 15 years-old, including one 4 year-old child, who died due to machette wounds to the head
10 had suffered amputation by machette (8 having both hands amputated, 2 having 1 hand amputated).
The others were suffering from gunshot wounds, cutlass wounds, lacerations, fractures.