Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster founded in 1953. Today around 3,000 employees and freelancers from 60 countries work in DW’s headquarters in Bonn and main studio in Berlin.
DW conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people. Deutsche Welle also provides access to the German language.
DW has developed regional television line-ups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, with radio and online content available in 30 different languages. DW reaches more than 100 million people weekly worldwide. DW’s television line-up offers news, features and documentaries covering everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.
Every year 300,000 people are affected by Lassa fever, causing deaths mainly in Nigeria. Lassa fever remains under-researched and does not receive enough attention. This report will follow the medical teams, facing a silent plague.