Lifelines: The Quest For Global Health is Al Jazeera’s cross-platform project profiling the extraordinary work of global health workers as they tackle eight deadly diseases and conditions that afflict vulnerable communities across the globe. Online, on screen and on the ground in affected communities, we share their uplifting stories.
River blindness causes relentless itching and blindness, affecting the poorest communities in the world.
What is causing hundreds of thousands of people to go blind in Ethiopia?
Health workers dispensing the polio vaccine in Pakistan face violence and resistance as they go about their work.
Could a “prawn ladder” built into a dam wall aid in the fight against bilharzia in the Senegal basin?
A man from a leprosy colony in India talks about the difficulties he has faced since being diagnosed with the disease.
Health hero Rachna Kumari explains the devastating social exclusion cured leprosy sufferers still face.
Meet the scientists at ‘Mosquito city’ who are using unusual and innovative methods to tackle malaria.
A team in South Sudan tries to find out where a cattle herder with Guinea worm may have infected communal water sources.
Why is Africa still the most dangerous place in the world for mothers and babies?
How a small organisation seized on Coca-Cola’s global reach to save the lives of children in Zambia