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Read stories of lives changed by the Center's commitment to creating a world in which every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to enjoy good health and live in peace.


March 3, 2014
Al Jazeera Profiles Uganda River Blindness 'Health Heroes'
Uganda's pioneering efforts to eliminate river blindness, in partnership with The Carter Center, is featured in an eight-part documentary series, "Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health," slated to air outside the United States on Al Jazeera English starting in April 2014.


March 3, 2014
Mining the Web
Chris McNaboe knows his Syrian opposition armed groups.


Feb. 20, 2014
Nigeria Launches Coordinated Plan to Eliminate Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis
Two horrific diseases in Nigeria — malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF) — are being targeted for elimination through a new effort to combine prevention activities, which are detailed in a set of co-implementation guidelines issued on February 18, 2014, by the Federal Ministry of Health with support from The Carter Center.


Jan. 6, 2014
Ugandan Lab Tests Blood, Flies Nonstop
At the Carter Center's field office in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, a busy scientific laboratory is devoted to a single cause: the surveillance, and ultimate elimination, of river blindness.


Jan. 6, 2014
Meet Ruth Saye: Empowering Liberian WomenThrough Access to Information
Like many Liberian women, Ruth Saye has faced violence, subjugation, and loss as a result of her country's devastating civil war, but she was determined to empower women and help them to heal.


Nov. 25, 2013
Meet Centayo Fengte: A Sight Worth a Thousand Smiles
The crowded courtyard at Chuahit Health Clinic in North Gondar, Ethiopia, is full of people — elders talking, mothers swaying side to side to soothe their infants, health workers hurrying back and forth between offices. Suddenly, a small corner of the clinic erupts in laughter.


Nov. 5, 2013
Pfizer, Carter Center Celebrate Milestone in Global Campaign to Fight Trachoma
On Nov. 5, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined Pfizer Inc. CEO Ian Read at Pfizer headquarters in New York City to celebrate major progress in the global campaign against the blinding disease trachoma as the Center prepares to distribute its 100 millionth dose of Zithromax ®, a Pfizer-donated antibiotic used to treat the disease.


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