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Meet Surgeons Saving Sight

Dr. Saisabil Omer, left, and Dr. Mayasa Mustafa spent two weeks traveling across Sudan to perform sight-saving surgeries on trachoma patients. Learn about their trip and how The Carter Center and partners are working to end blinding trachoma in Sudan.

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  • Carter Center Podcast

    Carter Center Podcast

    President Carter gets candid about China and the factors that led to his decision to normalize U.S. relations with China in 1979.

  • Trachoma Control

    Trachoma Control

    Director Kelly Callahan reflects on the Carter Center's 20 years of impact against trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.

  • Democracy Program

    Democracy Program

    The Center and Emory’s Institute for Developing Nations host a panel discussion highlighting violence against women in politics and elections.

  • Guinea Worm Countdown

    Guinea Worm Countdown

    The Center spearheads the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, which has been reduced by more than 99.99 percent since 1986.