1. HAT in the DRC

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    from matias boem / Added

    A documentary on the fight against African Sleeping Sickness, a deadly neglected tropical disease threatening 57 million people in tropical Africa. Featuring interviews with international disease control experts and a visit in the field in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where mobile intervention teams screen and treat people living in rural areas with no or little chance to get the right diagnosis, treatment and medication.

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    • Climate, Health and the Maasai

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      IRI scientist Pietro Ceccato spent some time with Maasai villagers in Arusha, Tanzania this summer. He was there to learn about the impact of climate on trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, a disease which is transmitted by the tsetse fly and is a scourge on both people and animals.

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      • Sleeping Sickness

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        • The Patient

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          from Aldenham Filmclub / Added

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          ‘The Patient’ was created by Demi, Zacky, Emiri, Sasha and Enis as part of #Pandemic2014, @AldenhamSchool's (http://www.aldenham.com/) first short film making competition. #Pandemic2014 was a two day film making workshop organised by Mrs Richards, Aldenham School Film Club leader and Miss Nugent, teacher of Biology. Created with help from Sophie and Alexia at Into Film (filmclub.org) and Kate Griffiths @katesfxmakeup (theatricalmakeupartist.com) Special thanks to the following people for their support of #Pandemic2014 and of Aldenham School Film Club • Mr Jenkins and Miss Weber in the Aldenham School Media Studies department @AldenhamMedia • Mr Austin and Mr Wyatt in the Aldenham School Music Department • Mrs Evagora for the use of her room • Dr Mepham Haigh, Activities Coordinator • Mr Williams • Mr Pulman, Senior Master and Trips Week organiser For more information about Aldenham Film Club follow us on twitter @aldfilmclub or email us on filmclub@aldenham.com

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          • Can farmers control cattle sleeping sickness themselves?

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            from FILM for SCIENCE in AGRICULTURE / Added

            Livestock keepers in West Africa rely largely on treating their cattle with drugs to protect them from trypanosomosis, but resistance to these drugs has emerged in many areas. This film outlines good practices for improving the use of drugs and slowing the emergence of resistance. These practices, which are based on Rational Drug Use, an approach from human health now adapted for animal care, are clearly explained so that veterinary workers and farmers can treat animals safely. Rational Drug Use can be combined with other methods that reduce the numbers of tsetse flies to further slow the spread of resistance to trypanocidal medicines. This is one of three films telling the story of the current state of the war against a disease that is so deadly and widespread that farmers call it "the malaria of cattle'.

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            • DRC – New treatment for trypanosomiasis?

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              Sleeping sickness is one of its target diseases. A new drug, Fexinidazole, is currently under trial in DRC.

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              • MSF Month in Focus: July 2013

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                Visit our projects around the world and see what we really do. This month we focus on HIV patients abandoned in Central African Republic and unmet medical needs in Syria. We see HIV and the exclusion it creates in Yemen and we also see our teams treating tuberculosis in Colombia and sleeping sickness in the Democratic Republic of Congo (with an effective new drug).

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                • Sleeping Sickness: The Long Road by John Stanmeyer

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                  from VII / Added

                  For centuries, sleeping sickness caused havoc in isolated reaches of Africa, preying on people with no access to medical care or those unaware of the biological dangers they faced when wading into a foreign land. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is endemic in 36 African countries and around 60 million people are at risk of being infected. Spread by the bite of a tsetse fly, the disease was signaled by the onset of fever, headaches, and joint pain, followed by disorientation and profound fatigue that makes it difficult to stay awake-hence the name sleeping sickness. Sustained efforts to fight the disease have been largely successful, but there remain "hot spots" and "blind spots" in Central and West Africa, particularly in areas where conflict reigns but medical coverage and disease surveillance are weak. VII Photo's John Stanmeyer joined one of MSF's mobile HAT teams, which was designed to augment fixed-site screening and treatment activities in Central Africa, allowing him a firsthand look at the modern-day effort to battle this age-old scourge.

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                  • Overcoming Neglect: Treating Tropical Diseases Against the Odds

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                    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been treating patients for neglected tropical diseases for more than two decades. Over that time, our response to sleeping sickness, kala azar has progressed, although diagnosis and treatment options remain far from adequate. In 2003, MSF co-founded DNDi, in order to accelerate the quest for treatments for neglected diseases.

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                    • Behind The Scenes With The Photographer: John Stanmeyer and Sleeping Sickness in South Sudan

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                      from Doctors Without Borders/MSF-USA / Added

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                      VII photographer John Stanmeyer narrates a behind-the-scenes look at capturing images of sleeping sickness for the Fatal Neglect campaign. Stanmeyer traveled to South Sudan to document the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on this deadly and neglected disease.

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