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Meet the Last Americans to Face River Blindness

The last cases of river blindness in the Americas are limited to the region where the migratory Yanomami live along the Brazil-Venezuela border. In partnership with the respective national governments, The Carter Center is working to eliminate this disease from the region.

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A nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.

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  • Democracy

    Democracy

    Targeted expert election missions offer analysis and practical recommendations to improve future elections.

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    Trip Report

    Board Chair Jason Carter reflects on his recent visit to Bamako, where he met with leaders responsible for implementing Mali’s 2015 peace agreement.

  • From the Blog

    From the Blog

    "Strong partnerships can change the world," says Nicole Kruse, interim vice president of development at The Carter Center.

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    Global Health

    CEO Paige Alexander signs the Kigali Declaration signifying the Carter Center's commitment to tackle neglected tropical diseases and malaria.