I guess you have heard about the escalation of armed conflicts in Yemen by the end of March. I was asked by MSF to join a surgical emergency mission to Aden in early April.
It’s my last week in Teme Hospital, still full of surprise and excitement.
It was an exciting Monday morning. Unfortunately, the final outcome was very disappointed.


Paul AU
It’s another busy week. But the tiredness was driven by the excitement of last two days.
I have performed my seventh laparotomy case in Teme in this morning. It’s another case of gun shot wound at the back, on right side of spine. The bullet stayed at left side of abdominal wall, just beneath the skin.


Paul AU
It’s the fourth time in this week I was called back to hospital for emergency operation. Luckily, it was 8 o’clock on Sunday morning after my early morning run ( 37 minutes for 5 laps ) and breakfast. We start working at 9:30 on Sunday, so I may have a chance to run before work.
It has been crazily busy in last three days. I had to return and perform emergency operations in two consecutive nights. One laparotomy was performed for a Gun-shot wound (GSW) case with liver injury and the other was GSW in neck with emergency tracheostomy.
Hurrah! I had my first run in Port Harcourt this evening. It’s a Sunday afternoon. It’s the Nigerian Presidential Inauguration Day. It has been quiet so far.
It’s a Saturday evening. It rains almost everyday during the week. It’s rainy season in Nigeria from June to September. Port Harcourt is in the Niger River Delta. It has one of the most rainfall in Nigeria.