Ilka Brodt/MSF
Lab technicians, who are part of a mobile HAT Team in the Democratic Republic of Congo, execute the second step of a test for sleeping sickness. The MSF mobile HAT team spent five months testing and treating villagers for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Without treatment, a person whose nervous system is under attack by the disease will suffer sleeping disorders, become disorientated and eventually die.