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Lifelines

Lifelines

How to Slay a Dragon

Could Guinea worm, a deadly parasite that has plagued humans for centuries, be eradicated in the next year?

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River of Hope

Can prawns stop a massive outbreak of the killer schistosomiasis (bilharzia) parasite in Senegal?

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The End Game

How can health workers rid the world of malaria, a disease that kills a child every minute?

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Part 2: The End is in Sight

River blindness causes relentless itching and blindness, affecting the poorest communities in the world.

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Breaking the bilharzia cycle

Could a "prawn ladder" built into a dam wall aid in the fight against bilharzia in the Senegal basin?

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Blood donors and stinky socks

Meet the scientists at 'Mosquito city' who are using unusual and innovative methods to tackle malaria.

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Hunting the worm

A team in South Sudan tries to find out where a cattle herder with Guinea worm may have infected communal water sources.

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Lifelines interactive

Explore and learn more about the diseases and neglected conditions covered in Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health.

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Between Life and Death

Why is Africa still the most dangerous place in the world for mothers and babies?

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Pakistan's battle to eradicate polio

Will health workers overcome the violence to eliminate Polio?

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The Last Drops

Will health workers in Pakistan overcome political and religious tensions to vaccinate children against polio?

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Ancient Enemy

How are health workers tackling the deeply rooted stigma associated with leprosy as well as the disease?