We see how new easy to use field tests are being employed to hold back the spread of syphilis in Kosovo and trachoma in Tanzania. Both infections are caused by the same bacteria. In Tanzania it’s also regarded as a disease of the poorest of the poor and a disease especially of women and children. In Kosovo, a post conflict country attempting to re-build its future, there is a great need for much more education about syphilis – they don’t really have any proper infection rate statistics.
Part of a 29 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.