Sleeping sickness is one of the most deadly of the forgotten diseases. Experts thought it had been destroyed decades ago. But it’s back with a vengeance and as we see in this documentary mobile field teams are out in the African bush carrying out blood tests and lumber punctures to beat the disease. For many of its victims the drugs used to treat the disease are fatal in up to 10% of cases.
Voted the third most popular documentary of the year on BBC World.
Part of a 29 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.