Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is nearly wiped out in the Americas, and health education is one of the weapons that has led to its demise.
Meet Alba Lucia Morales, health education adviser for the Carter Center’s Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA). Morales believes the innovative programs created to teach endemic communities about disease will have a lasting positive effect that reaches far beyond the goal of elimination.
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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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