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Kill or Cure?, Buruli: The Mystery Ulcer
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directed by Jago Smith, fl. 2010; produced by Jago Smith, fl. 2010, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 25 mins
A mystery illness which destroys skin, flesh and even bone when it strikes - the Buruli ulcer can leave sufferers horribly disfigured. Scientists in Australia, where it was first recorded, are working on research to find out how it occurs and why outbreaks are so localized. They hope their research will help the t...
directed by Jago Smith, fl. 2010; produced by Jago Smith, fl. 2010, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 25 mins
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Kill or Cure?, The Malaria Vaccine
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directed by Joe Loncraine; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 22 mins
Kill or Cure? goes in search of the very latest ways to fight the disease. Malaria is still the most deadly disease in the world - it kills a child every thirty seconds. As yet no vaccine exists. But the race is on to find one and several companies are getting close. This episode of Kill or Cure? looks at two diff...
directed by Joe Loncraine; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 22 mins
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Kill or Cure?, The Measles War
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in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 25 mins
Vaccinating children in developing countries can be hard work. It’s a huge challenge – especially when there are long distances to travel, there’s not enough staff and there is the need to keep vaccines at the right temperature. Trying to do it during a war or in times of conflict, when young lives are even...
in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 25 mins
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Kill or Cure?, The Silent Killer
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in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 25 mins
Blood pressure is one of the world’s growing killers – especially in countries like China where Western diets and a growing lack of exercise are beginning to take their toll. We travel to Beijing to join Professor Liu Lisheng and her team at Fuwai Hospital, where they are treating more and more people for bloo...
in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 25 mins
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Kill or Cure?, Tuberculosis: Upgrading Our Defences
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directed by Joe Loncraine; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 22 mins
TB is a moving target. It’s a complex, mutating virus that is appearing in hundreds of different, drug-resistant strains. There are 16 different vaccines now undergoing trials – but how will we know which will quickly be made ineffective by TB’s extraordinary ability to change itself?
directed by Joe Loncraine; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 22 mins
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Kill or Cure?, Vaccine of Hope
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directed by Alex Seaborne; produced by Alex Seaborne, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 23 mins
Japanese Encephalitis kills thousands of children across Asia and leaves thousands more disabled. A new vaccine, developed and manufactured in China, is being rolled out across Southern Asia for the first time. The new manufacturing process is more streamlined making the drug much cheaper.
directed by Alex Seaborne; produced by Alex Seaborne, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2008), 23 mins
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Kill or Cure?, The Real Lady Killer
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directed by Beth Jones; produced by Beth Jones, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2009), 23 mins
In the developing world it’s the leading cause of female cancer deaths: it’s cervical cancer and it kills more than half a million women every year, most in poor countries. New low-tech screening programmes have begun to reduce cancer deaths but campaigners like Sarah Nyombi, a politician in Uganda, wants to s...
directed by Beth Jones; produced by Beth Jones, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2009), 23 mins
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Kill or Cure?, A Vaccine for Dengue
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directed by Ben Summers, fl. 2007; produced by Ben Summers, fl. 2007 and Dick Bower, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 22 mins
Dengue fever affects up to 100 million people every year, mainly children. It kills about 20,000 – and they die from what is known as dengue shock syndrome. The hunt is now on for a vaccine. Sanofi pasteur and GSK, two of the biggest drug companies in the world, have been working on a dengue fever vaccine for so...
directed by Ben Summers, fl. 2007; produced by Ben Summers, fl. 2007 and Dick Bower, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 22 mins
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Kill or Cure?, A Woman's Disease
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directed by Jane Bennett-Powell; produced by Jane Bennett-Powell and Dick Bower, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 22 mins
How new easy-to-use field tests are being employed to hold back the spread of chlamydia in Kosovo and trachoma in Tanzania. Both infections are caused by the same bacteria. In Tanzania it's also regarded as a disease of the poorest of the poor and a disease especially of women and children. In Kosovo, a post confl...
directed by Jane Bennett-Powell; produced by Jane Bennett-Powell and Dick Bower, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 22 mins
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Kill or Cure?, Avian Flu: Preparing for the Pandemic
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directed by Alex Seaborne; produced by Alex Seaborne, Dick Bower and Richard Wilson, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 22 mins
The world stands on the edge of a flu pandemic, according to the world’s leading experts. The results, they predict, will be catastrophic. Millions of deaths, economies and civil society in chaos, political life undermined or destroyed. A doomsday scenario! Such outbreaks happen two or three times every hundred...
directed by Alex Seaborne; produced by Alex Seaborne, Dick Bower and Richard Wilson, in Kill or Cure? (London, England: SW Pictures, 2010), 22 mins
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