In the dense forests of Uganda, the fight against river blindness follows an especially challenging mission. Watch public health specialists from The Carter Center as they journey to the black fly's breeding area, discover how freshwater crabs play a unique role in the life cycle of the insect, and learn how dedicated field workers devote tireless efforts to the demanding job of eradicating the fly and the terrible disease it carries.
Learn more about the Carter Center's River Blindness Program: http://www.cartercenter.org/health/river_blindness/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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