Dying in pain – Abdoulaye’s story

Child1Angela Chung from Human Right’s watch reports on the harrowing experience of witnessing the agony of a four and a half year old cancer sufferer in Senegal with limited access to morphine.

In her report, Angela states “…for six months Abdoulaye had no morphine – a standard part of treatment in many parts of the world. When he arrived in the cancer ward, he received a few doses of the painkiller. Then Senegal ran short of morphine.

Because of the pain, Abdoulaye couldn’t speak. His feet and body were swollen from the cancer. He cried constantly, and would shriek whenever anyone lifted him…read more

From ehospice’s International Children’s edition.