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A Family's Burden: River Blindness in Uganda

Eliminating river blindness (onchocerciasis) from Africa once seemed impossible. But Uganda, with help from The Carter Center and partners, has stopped transmission in several areas and is poised to rid the entire nation of the scourge. This means hundreds of thousands no longer risk contracting this disease that causes horrible itching, disfigurement, and can ultimately lead to blindness. And Uganda's success serves as inspiration for other African countries battling river blindness.

This video takes you to Nebbi District in Uganda, where one family has suffered the devastating effects of river blindness but now sees a future free from the disease.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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