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Roots of River Blindness Elimination

In the late 1980s a team of health workers trekked through river blindness-endemic areas of Guatemala to enlist villagers in at-risk communities to take ivermectin, a drug that showed promise of controlling the disease. Today, the Carter Center's River Blindness Elimination Program has demonstrated that ivermectin (donated by Merck as Mectizan®) along with health education can actually eliminate river blindness not only in Latin America, but also in Africa where more than 120 million risk contracting the disease.

Watch this video to meet Aracely Castillo, a health pioneer who was a member of the ivermectin research team.

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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