'Out Of Sight' 360-Degree Film Series: River Blindness

HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to document patients with this blinding disease, and the efforts to fight it.

“Out of Sight” is a series of 360-degree films telling the stories of the victims and health workers battling neglected tropical diseases in some of the most remote and underdeveloped regions of Nigeria and Congo. The series explores both the challenges of and progress toward eliminating three of those diseases.

This film was shot in both Nigeria and Congo and focuses on river blindness. It was once widespread in tropical areas across the world, but efforts to control it have significantly reduced infection. However, the disease remains a major cause of preventable blindness in certain parts of the developing world, and nearly 300,000 people are blind from it.

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Source: HuffPost, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxBG7Ra78_0
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