Blackfly video resources

19 Nov 2018

Videos related to Blackflies

'Living with the Fly' - River Blindness in Ghana 

The film looks closely at the vector of Onchocerciasis, the blackfly (Simulium damnosum). NRI's Prof Robert Cheke was involved in a project known as the Ecohealth Programme, funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), which sought to find solutions to the problem of blackfly. Their approach involved addressing the interactions between the environment and socio-economic activities to better understand, prevent and control the spread of the disease while considering the importance of livelihoods, gender and social inequities in developing any solutions.

Dark Forest Black Fly Full Length Documentary

Exploring one country’s determined effort to eliminate a fearsome parasite, this film offers a rare look at a global health success story that is educational, entertaining, and hopeful. 

Simulium and onchocerciasis in East Africa (1950)

This silent film from the 1950s shows Western doctors, presumably associated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working to eradicate certain tropical diseases in East Africa

How to draw a BLACK FLY step by step 

Learning How to draw a Black Fly - easy step by step video.