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.
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.
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