Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, World Health Organization Secretary-General Margaret Chan, and British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development Stephen O'Brien participate in an Oct. 5, 2011, press conference in London announcing £20 million (US$31 million) in major support by the British government to assist the Carter Center's Guinea worm eradication campaign. Remarks include an update of the status of the global effort led by The Carter Center to wipe out this devastating disease.
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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