The Carter Center is one of eight semi-finalists in the MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. The Center proposes to eliminate river blindness disease from Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and the one most endemic for this debilitating disease.
Want to learn more? Watch Amb. Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Dr. Isaac Adewole, Nigerian Minister of Health, talk about the Center's efforts to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria.
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.
Carter Center named semi-finalist in MacArthur competition for $100 million grant: https://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/h/river_blindness/river-blindness-elimination-nigeria.html
MacArthur Foundation | 100&Change: Announcing Eight Bold Solutions: https://www.100andchange.org/
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