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Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease (Jan. 11, 2017)

In the poorest parts of the world, people still suffer from diseases that have long since disappeared from more prosperous areas. The Carter Center has worked for decades to combat these neglected diseases and is now very close to eradicating one: Guinea worm disease. As The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum unveils “Countdown to Zero,” an exhibit dedicated to disease control and eradication, come learn about innovative approaches to battling ancient scourges.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent.

Panelists include:

- Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States and founder of The Carter Center

- Donald R. Hopkins, the Carter Center’s special advisor for Guinea worm eradication

-Mark E. Siddall, curator at the American Museum of Natural History

- Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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