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Sudan Community Eliminates River Blindness

Sudan’s Ministry of Health, with help from The Carter Center and partners, has eliminated river blindness in one of its key transmission zones, freeing about 100,000 people from the disease in the community of Abu Hamad.

This achievement has great implications for the more than 120 million people at risk of being infected with the debilitating disease, especially since a majority of the cases occur in Africa where river blindness was once thought to be too difficult to conquer.

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

Learn more about the Center's work in Sudan:
http://www.cartercenter.org/countries/sudan-health-river-blindness.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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