Liberian midwives are being trained as surgeons to assume the role of maternal health doctors killed by Ebola.
Presented by practicing medics, The Cure takes you on a journey to the frontiers of world health, from cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs to advances in affordable healthcare for those who need it most. This series looks at some of the world’s most intractable health problems and the inspirational people working to find a cure.
We see how one of the most cutting-edge prosthetic advancements in the world includes the ability to touch and feel.
In the US, an epidemiologist explains why gun violence should be treated as a contagious disease.
We find out how mindfulness is being used to treat a wide range of addictions.
We travel to Hiroshima to meet a surgeon revolutionising regenerative medicine.
Can a new heat-resistant vaccine for the highly contagious rotavirus save the lives of children in Niger?
A small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador’s sugarcane workers.
A lightweight wearable vest covered in sensors helps deaf people ‘hear’ by converting words into vibrations.
How a new ultrasound treatment allows surgery without scalpels for those suffering from an “essential tremor”.
Two surgeons, 322km apart, attempt the first augmented reality surgery in the Middle East.
Meet the healthcare workers treating the people living in one of the worst refugee camps in Europe.
A new experimental therapy helps tackle genetic disorders by addressing their root cause – faulty genes.