A Place Where The Opioid Problem Is Upside Down – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by NPR - Africa News

Orthopedic surgeon Kebba Marenah and his team get ready to perform knee surgery on a 14-year-old at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, the capital of Gambia. The country struggles with a lack of access to sufficient pain medications.

While the opioid problem in the U.S. is about too many opioids, in some countries there are few options for treating or controlling pain.

(Image credit: Samantha Reinders for NPR)