The Big Sleep | The Guardian

The Big Sleep: How the world's most troubled country is beating a deadly disease, is the story of how a group of Congolese doctors are tracking down the last remaining cases of sleeping sickness in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The hardest cases are the last ones [..] On the TV they talk more of the war in the east than the medical success story'. Dr Erick Miaka, the head of DRC’s sleeping sickness programme.

A multimedia article, produced for the Guardian’s, The Upside, a series on possible solutions to some of the world’s most stubborn problems.

Winner of the Future of Journalism Award 2019. Constructive Institute of Journalism, Denmark

Written by Sarah Boseley
Video and photography by Millie Harvey and David Levene
Drone operator - David Levene