Guinea Worm: Countdown to Zero (2:34)
The end of Guinea worm disease is within reach the result of an eradication campaign led by The Carter Center. In 1986, there were 3.5 million cases of Guinea worm in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. That number has now been reduced by more than 99 percent, with fewer than 1,100 cases remaining worldwide, concentrated primarily in South Sudan.
Guinea Worm's Last Stand: Southern Sudan (10:07)
The Guinea worm eradication campaign in Southern Sudan led by The Carter Center, Southern Sudan's government, and other key partners. See how Guinea worm disease affects the lives of villagers who struggle to survive in a land just emerging from decades of civil war, and how the Carter Center's dedicated health workers face enormous challenges on the front lines of this historic final battle.
2011 Carter Center Awards for Guinea Worm Eradication (51:17)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and dignitaries from around the world celebrate Nigeria and Niger as the most recent countries to mark a full year with no indigenous cases of Guinea worm disease. The awards ceremony was held at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 17, 2011.
Zeroing In On Guinea Worm Disease (1:32:12)
When The Carter Center began leading the campaign to eradicate Guinea worm in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases of the disease in 20 countries in Africa and Asia.
Guinea Worm 101 (03:25)
Join Dr. Donald Hopkins, Carter Center vice president for health programs, on the ground in Southern Sudan for a quick lesson on the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Learn the cause and treatment for Guinea worm disease, and the public health strategy that has reduced cases from 3.5 million when the effort began in 1986 to fewer than 600 cases expected in 2012.
Britain Announces Major Support for Guinea Worm Campaign (43:36)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, World Health Organization Secretary-General Margaret Chan, and British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development Stephen O'Brien participate in an Oct. 5, 2011, press conference in London announcing £20 million (US$31 million) in major support by the British government to assist the Carter Center's Guinea worm eradication campaign. Remarks include an update of the status of the global effort led by The Carter Center to wipe out this devastating disease.
Jan. 3, 2013: Disease Eradication >
Published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Oct. 13, 2012: 'Guinea Worm' Close to Extinction >
Published by Al Jazeera English
Aug. 27, 2012: Guinea Worm is Poised to Become the Second Human Disease to be Eradicated >
Published by The Washington Post.
July 22, 2012: The President and the
Published by ABC News.