Buruli ulcer

Documentaries on Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer: from a difficult past to a hopeful future

This short advocacy film depicts the tragedy of Buruli ulcer, an infectious disease that destroys large areas of skin when detected and treated late. Against this tragic backdrop, the overarching message is one of hope and promise, thanks to the introduction of antibiotics. Using facts, figures, and moving testimonials, the film brings much good news.

Buruli ulcer: Progress and hope

This documentary is about Buruli ulcer, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases. It includes the views and testimonies of patients, community members, health workers, researchers and partners. Since 2005, the WHO strategy of early detection and antibiotic treatment has revolutionized the management of patients. The overall picture that emerges is one of steady and impressive progress, changing the face of Buruli ulcer from a devastating, debaliating disease to one that can be treated and cured — A message of hope.

Health education video: Recognize and act now!

This video is part of the educational materials to improve knowledge of popultaions living in areas where Buruli ulcer is found and to encourage them to seek early medical treatment.


Buruli in the news!

19 November 2015 | Geneva
New research shows the diagnostic potential of fluorescent thin layer chromatography to detect mycolactone in Buruli ulcer


12 November 2015 | Geneva
Despite limitations, clinical practice and observational data are allowing acquisition of knowledge - crucial to informing international guidance for Buruli ulcer disease management


30 September 2015 | Geneva
Rapid diagnosis of Buruli ulcer now possible at district-level health facilities


05 March 2015 | Geneva
Management of Buruli ulcer–HIV coinfection – Technical update
Ref: WHO/HTM/NTD/IDM/2015.01


10 facts on Buruli ulcer
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Laboratory confirmation
Guidance on sampling techniques for laboratory-confirmation of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer disease)