HuffPost traveled to Congo to document efforts to fight this deadly disease.
Sleeping sickness has had a deadly hold over parts of Sub-Saharan Africa for centuries. The Huffington Post's Project Zero Initiative is working with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative to bring funding to research developing new drugs that can help wipe it out for good.
On September 19, 2016, widespread protests took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese population sent a clear message to President Joseph Kabila that he had only 90 days left to vacate the presidency because his last of two presidential terms expires on December 19, 2016.
At least 152 Virunga workers have died defending the critically endangered primates over the past two decades.