After decades of civil war in Southern Sudan, the return of peace is allowing health workers to strengthen their fight against Guinea worm disease. The last bastion of the debilitating disease in the world—harboring most of the 1,800 remaining cases worldwide—the region is the most important in the Carter Center's final push toward eradication.
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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