Onchocerca volvulus
A Farewell to Parasites
Nsikan Akpan | Sep 1, 2013
Despite a fierce civil war, scientists led a 14-year grassroots campaign that has eradicated a parasitic disease from northern Sudan.
Out of Sight
Nsikan Akpan | Aug 31, 2013
The community-based healthcare effort that helped stamp out river blindness in one area of Sudan
Fighting River Blindness
Nsikan Akpan | Aug 31, 2013
The debilitating parasitic disease, onchocerciasis, is all but vanquished in one corner of Sudan, thanks to a community-wide health effort.