Pneumonia in Pediatrics.

Sierra Leone is blessed with two seasons that have the capacity to change the landscape and lives of the people living in this country drastically. The first part of the dry season coincides with the north east trade winds from the desert called the Harmattan winds. These winds blow across the better parts of West Africa.

These consequent conditions are ailing communities used to predominantly hot weather, include colds and in some cases pneumonia, which is critical especially in children.

Baby Adama was admitted to the Magbenteh Community Hospital, diagnosed with a case of pneumonia. This is an issue that is deteriorating with every season especially due to global warming. The awareness to these environmental conditions have not been well communicated to the communities and there’s likely to be more conditions coming up elated to drop in temperatures and exposure to dust.