Real Lives, Real Change

Meet Manuel Gonzales

Helping is in Dr. Manuel Gonzales’ nature. It’s not just what he does; it’s who he is. “My vocation is to help people and help my country,” said Gonzales, who heads up the Dominican Republic’s successful Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program. The Carter Center and partners are working to eliminate the parasitic disease from Hispaniola.

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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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    Carter Center expert Janice Cooper warns that rising mental disorders will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030 without intervention.

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    Human Rights

    Hear from human rights defender Esther Ibanga on what is needed to help the survivors of Boko Haram successfully reintegrate into society.

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    With your support, the Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflict, enhance freedoms, and improve health. Read our annual report to learn more.

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    Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO, celebrates everyday people doing exceptional things for their communities around the world.