It is difficult to reconcile Abdullahi Rabiu with the world record he is believed to hold. An athletic feat or sportsman’s event seems likely. But could this incredibly fit, healthy, energetic Nigerian really be the man known for having the most Guinea worms emerge from his body at one time? No one else is lining up to lay claim to his title or number: 84.
Watch this video to see the moment when Rabiu is reunited with Solomon Olukade, the Carter Center field supervisor who removed a record number Guinea worms from Rabiu’s body over a decade ago in Nigeria.
Read Rabiu's complete story: http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/h/guinea_worm/rlrc-abdullahi-rabiu.html
Learn more about the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program here: http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/index.html
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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