Rural Emergency Medicine

Millions of people are afflicted with diseases across the globe that are preventable. They fight with what little they have to make it through each day, but sometimes that is not enough.

The BBC's Survival TV investigates some of the world’s biggest health killers, how morbidity affects the poorest communities in developing countries, and how those communities are responding. Below is the first episode in the series which is set in the African heartland.

The diseases and health issues featured in ‘Survival’ collectively account for 1 in 4 deaths each year with a footprint that spans across every single country in the world. Predominantly they affect people in developing countries, taking their greatest toll on the poor. But all of these diseases and health issues are treatable and preventable, often with relatively low-cost solutions. Rockhopper TV and Imperial College London.

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