U.B. by Christian Lajoumard

In international conferences devoted to medicine, the initials U.B. hide, under a harmless appearance, one of the worst scourges on the planet: Ulcer of Buruli.

We still know little about the factors of propagation of the Ulcer of Buruli, but as it’s a growing disease it has become a priority for organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). The Ulcer of Buruli massively affects children and is characterized by destruction of the dermis on an important surface. Though it rarely leads to death, it is very debilitating and leads to a total inability to work.

This film exposes the work of the doctors, nurses, and physical therapists who battle this disease in Ivory Coast.

Documentary – 52’ – 2008
Director : Christian Lajoumard

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