In Nigeria, The Carter Center and partners have been assisting the Ministry of Health to reduce the country's disease burden, the highest on the continent.
Guinea worm disease has been eliminated from the country; two states are now free from lymphatic filariasis and river blindness, with programs now expanding into other endemic states; and health teams are making headway controlling trachoma, schistosomiasis, and malaria.
Joel Kasuwa, and tens of thousands of community drug distributors like him, have been crucial to the programs’ success, volunteering his time to deliver preventive medicines and health education that will free his community from these debilitating, neglected diseases.
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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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