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Friday, May 17, 2013

Red Bull.... 'Spirit of Africa'

What a wonderful evening. We rarely get to much socialising, but last evening was special. Paul H hosted a preview evening for showing the latest Red Bull media house documentary about our work called 'Spirit of Africa'. The story is based on the development, aims and ambitions of Lydia and follows the thread of our preparations to first drops into the Afram Plains, through Lydia's eyes.

About 12 people sat and watched the presentation which goes out soon in Europe and then around the world as part of the Bullet Magazine of 22 documentaries from around the world. It led to positive discussion about many aspects of our outreach.

I won't spoil the plot for you but will tell you that the story told puts Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, in your face - a rare thing for this disease. Not only does it get mentioned but the life cycle and means of transmission are clearly embedded in the story.

The footage covers many aspects of our activities including visits to schools, training young women, engineering, flying, health education, the clinic and more.

As soon as we know the airing dates around the world we will share them with you all.

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