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Leading the Fight Against River Blindness in Nigeria

The Carter Center and partners are working in nine states in Nigeria to eliminate river blindness disease. Spread by the bites of infected black flies, river blindness can cause unbearable itching, irreversible blindness, and drive families deeper into poverty. With two states on the brink of wiping out the disease, the Center is stepping up efforts in the South and Southeast of the world's most endemic country.

Learn more about the Center's River Blindness Elimination Program:
https://www.cartercenter.org/health/river_blindness/index.html

Learn more about the Center's work in Nigeria: http://arcg.is/2ku2Egw

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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