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CNN's "Impact Your World" Initiative Features
a Q
&A with Dr. Donald R. Hopkins

Feb. 19, 2009 


Donald R. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, Carter Center Health Programs

Eradicating a Parasite

The parasitic Guinea worm has caused suffering to millions who contract the disease after drinking unfiltered water, allowing the parasite to enter the body. But prevention and education techniques are dramatically reducing the number of  remaining cases  -- and health officials hope the disease will be entirely wiped out soon.

In this Q&A with CNN, Dr. Donald R. Hopkins, vice president of the Carter Center's Health Programs, discusses the countdown to eradication.

Watch Q&A: Wiping Out a Disease (Run Time 6:39) >>

Watch CNN's "Eradicating a Parasite"  (Run Time 2:59) >>





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