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Fighting Disease: Guinea Worm 101

Join Dr. Donald Hopkins, special advisor for Guinea Worm Eradication, on the ground in South Sudan for a quick lesson on the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Learn the cause and treatment for Guinea worm disease, and the public health strategy that has reduced cases from 3.5 million when the effort began in 1986 by more than 99.99 percent.

Learn more about the Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program:
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/index.html

Guinea Worm Countdown: View most recent totals: https://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/case-totals.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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