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Photo by Anna Surinyach
An MSF midwife examines a patient. Most maternal deaths in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State are due to postpartum hemorrhages; women living in isolated rural communities are often unable to reach a health center when complications arise.  Read more

Photo by Anna Surinyach

An MSF midwife examines a patient. Most maternal deaths in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State are due to postpartum hemorrhages; women living in isolated rural communities are often unable to reach a health center when complications arise.  Read more

Chagas: Silent Killer
Photo: Sleeping Sickness in South Sudan 2012 © John Stanmeyer/VII
Fatal NeglectSleeping Sickness: The Long Road
For centuries, sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), 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 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.
Between 1986 and 2010, MSF teams in several countries screened nearly 3 million people and treated more than 51,000 for the disease. At present, MSF has sleeping sickness programs in several other African countries as well. Collectively, this experience has made clear the need not only for ongoing vigilance, but also for new and easier diagnostic tests and shorter, more adaptable treatment regimens for patients.
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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Photo: Sleeping Sickness in South Sudan 2012 © John Stanmeyer/VII

Fatal Neglect
Sleeping Sickness: The Long Road

For centuries, sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), 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 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.

Between 1986 and 2010, MSF teams in several countries screened nearly 3 million people and treated more than 51,000 for the disease. At present, MSF has sleeping sickness programs in several other African countries as well. Collectively, this experience has made clear the need not only for ongoing vigilance, but also for new and easier diagnostic tests and shorter, more adaptable treatment regimens for patients.

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.

REGISTER NOW to join the live webcast of our conference this week on global health, neglected diseases, and R&D.

In December 2012, MSF, VII Photo and UNION HZ will release FATAL NEGLECT, a five-part documentary film project, to tell the stories of millions of patients left behind by the global health revolution.
The award-winning photojournalists traveled to Mali, Paraguay, South Sudan, and Tajikistan to capture the stories of frontline health workers trying to fight diseases that affect millions of people and kill hundreds of thousands each year yet garner little attention from drug developers, policy makers, or the mass media.
REGISTER NOW to join the live webcast of our conference this week on global health, neglected diseases, and R&D.

In December 2012, MSF, VII Photo and UNION HZ will release FATAL NEGLECT, a five-part documentary film project, to tell the stories of millions of patients left behind by the global health revolution.

The award-winning photojournalists traveled to Mali, Paraguay, South Sudan, and Tajikistan to capture the stories of frontline health workers trying to fight diseases that affect millions of people and kill hundreds of thousands each year yet garner little attention from drug developers, policy makers, or the mass media.

REGISTER NOW to join the live webcast of our conference this week on global health, neglected diseases, and R&D.

Photo: South Sudan 2012 © John Stanmeyer/VII
International Medical Conference to Assess Progress and Shortcomings of Global Health Revolution for Neglected Patients
Lives in the Balance: Delivering Medical Innovations for Neglected Patients and Populations will bring together top minds in global health. The goal will be to examine the progress and shortcomings of a decade’s worth of international initiatives aimed at addressing urgent health needs of the poorest populations in the world.
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Photo: South Sudan 2012 © John Stanmeyer/VII

International Medical Conference to Assess Progress and Shortcomings of Global Health Revolution for Neglected Patients

Lives in the Balance: Delivering Medical Innovations for Neglected Patients and Populations will bring together top minds in global health. The goal will be to examine the progress and shortcomings of a decade’s worth of international initiatives aimed at addressing urgent health needs of the poorest populations in the world.

Register for the online webcast

Celebrating the cultures of the countries that we provide humanitarian aid in, here are some photo finalists from our international MSF.TV Cultural Photography Competition