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Neglected ~ A Story of Schistosomiasis Infection in Ghana

A gorgeous (and recently prize-winning) sand animation by Shelly Xie.

A gorgeous (and recently prize-winning) sand animation by Shelly Xie. Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that rivals malaria in prevalence and socioeconomic impact in the tropical countries. Created for the Senior Reflection program at Stanford, this project attempts to shine light on the struggle of those who constantly battle with schistosomiasis with the goals of expanding public knowledge of the disease and encouraging people to take action toward eliminating schistosomiasis.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Such an eye-opening video! Prior to watching the video, were you aware of Schistosomiasis? How did this animation affect your perspective of this disease and parasitic diseases in general? Discuss with your peers below!

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