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Success Against River Blindness in Uganda

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When Uganda announced in early 2012 that it had interrupted transmission of river blindness in several parts of the country it challenged the notion that the disease could never be eliminated in Africa. This historic achievement makes Uganda even more determined to wipe out the disease nationwide, and with assistance from The Carter Center and partners, the nation is showing the way for other endemic countries in Africa to combat this debilitating disease that causes horrible itching, eyesight damage, and often blindness.

Learn more about the Carter Center's River Blindness Program: http://cartercenter.org/health/river_blindness/index.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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