Guinea Worm: Countdown to ZeroThe end of Guinea worm disease is within reach — the result of a 27-year 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. Fewer than 150 cases are expected to be reported worldwide in 2013; most of those are in South Sudan.
A nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.
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