Recent years have seen remarkable successes against some of the most unpleasant illnesses on the planet.

While much of the world’s focus has been on the fight against Covid-19, the battle against other diseases rages on.

From the battle against hepatitis C in Egypt, to the war against metre-long parasitic worms, to the near elimination of sleeping sickness in the Ivory Coast, we hear the good news that you might have missed.

Produced and presented by Tom Colls

Image: Treating sleeping sickness in the Ivory Coast (Credit: Vincent Jamouneau)

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