Today was Day #2 of training teachers how to give basic first aid and medical care to their students. At the end of the day, I asked if there any topics we hadn’t covered that affected them and their students frequently. “Bullet wounds,” many of them said.
At first I shook my head. “Only common pediatric illnesses and injuries you encounter at school,” I said.
They nodded vigorously. “Bullet wounds.” So we ended the day taking about first aid for gunshot wounds....which are, in South Sudan, a common childhood injury.
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