'Where I'm from nobody has ever seen this disease'
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Leishmaniasis: Tropical skin disease afflicts Kenyan communities

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis results in scars and stigma for the people of Gilgil, south-western Kenya.

The disease is spread through sandflies and leaves those infected with multiple ulcers which scar the skin.

It's been named by WHO as a neglected tropical disease, though treatment is being carried out in the region.

Video producers: Mercy Juma, Gladys Kigo and Anne Okumu

  • 02 Oct 2019
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