Although health care was marginal at best during my time in Sierra Leone (there was very little money available - the doctors were overburdened with making do with very little and working with very little in the way of support - technology was very remote from the country - people had little reliance on modern medicine upcountry - conditions at government hospitals were always under stress - perhaps the best hospitals in those days were the mission hospitals). This article gives an unfortunate picture of what health care is like today in Sierra Leone. How very sad it is indeed. This article was kindly sent to me by Allieu B. Massaquoi (he hails from Kenema - attended Kenema Secondary School and then went on to Boston University. I believe he now has an advanced degree in health). This article is tragically sad.