Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and dignitaries from around the world celebrate Nigeria and Niger as the most recent countries to mark a full year with no indigenous cases of Guinea worm disease. The awards ceremony was held at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 17, 2011.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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