Summary of Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts
When The Carter Center began leading the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Today, that number has been reduced by more than 99.99 percent.
In 2015, 22 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide.
For the official monthly updates on the Carter Center's reporting of Guinea worm disease cases, read Guinea Worm Wrap-Up >
Press release: Carter Center Announces Only 22 People had Guinea Worm Disease in 2015 (En Français)
Last update: May 16, 2016