Photojournalist Peter DiCampo travels to Guatemala to document the Carter Center's efforts through OEPA -- the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program of the Americas -- to eliminate river blindness. OEPA seeks to stop transmission of the disease throughout Guatemala and the other endemic countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela by 2012.
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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