MSF has completed a five-month screening project to combat sleeping sickness in DRC's Orientale Province.

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MSF's mobile sleeping sickness teams travel to extremely remote areas to treat sleeping sickness.

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MSF has handed over the management of a hospital in Maitikoulou, Central African Republic, to the Ministry of Health 

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Human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as African Sleeping Sickness, is a fatal and much neglected disease that continues to plague parts of Africa. The drug most commonly used to treat the disease is so toxic that it kills one in 20 patients. While a better drug exists, it is too complex to use in resource-poor settings. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), sleeping sickness has made a disturbing comeback over the past few decades.

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