Quiet Triumph for a Troubled Land

It’s an improbable global health success story: “If you were going to try to stamp out a lethal disease, you wouldn’t want to be doing it here,” writes Sarah Boseley.
 
But that' s exactly what is happening in an effort by Congolese doctors to fight sleeping sickness.in the troubled Democratic Republic of the Congo. Erick Miaka, the head of DRC’s sleeping sickness program, said, “On the TV they talk more of the war in the east than the medical success story.”  
 
Boseley’s fascinating account, published just ahead of Friday’s announcement that the European Medicine Agency approved DNDi’s first oral drug for the disease, is a must-read.
 

The Guardian

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