In honor of Nigeria's Independence Day, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter highlights the nation’s public health accomplishments, including the elimination of Guinea worm disease. The Carter Center’s health programs have actively collaborated with the government of Nigeria to eliminate and control diseases in Africa’s most populous country since 1988.
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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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