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River Blindness in Tanzania
This is a piece I shot and produced that aired on the PBS global affairs program World Focus. I spent two weeks in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania visiting villages afflicted with River Blindness, a little-known but terrible disease that affects 40 million people worldwide. What's really interesting is that there is at treatment for it. I think there are some useful lessons to be learned about "changing the world." It is slow and labor intensive, but it does work and it is getting done.
eGuider: Samuel Loewenberg
Samuel Loewenberg is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, who writes on foreign affairs, politics, culture, business, health, and poverty for publications including The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Lancet, The Nation, Slate, Salon, and Playboy. In 2004, while based in Madrid, Samuel reported for Time and People on the March 11th railway bombing and its aftermath. Later that year, he worked on an investigative report about lobbyists at the Republican National Convention for the PBS television program Now with Bill Moyers. Before arriving in Europe, Samuel spent three years in Washington, D.C. covering K-Street for Legal Times. His photographs from around the world have been published in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Times of London.