Dr. Victor Kande - The Father of Sleeping Sickness
Updated: Oct 29, 2022
Beset by war, violence and political instability, the Democratic Republic of the Cono is not the ideal place to be trying to stamp out sleeping sickness, a killer illness. But that is what is happening
The Kasai river slides far across the plain. When the rains come, the sandbars in the middle – where fishermen have built temporary encampments consisting of straw huts – will disappear, making the river wider still. Local people will tell you it’s just a rivière; in this country, they reserve the word fleuve, a big river, for the mighty Congo alone.
Read the rest of the Guardian article on The Big Sleep that includes video and stunning photographs.