Real Lives, Real Change

Meet Rakia Ado

"I don't want to go blind so young," said Rakia Ado, 20, a young mother in Niger who received free, Center-supported eye surgery for trichiasis, the painful advanced stage of trachoma that causes eye damage and can lead to permanent blindness.

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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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    From the CEO

    Your partnership helps to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health—even during difficult times.

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    Webcast Archive

    Hear from Carter Center experts on our work in the public eye and behind the scenes to help bring an end to conflicts across the globe.

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    The Canadian government is a valued partner, building peaceful relations and serving as a respected ally in the Center’s efforts to wage global peace.

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    See photos from the streets of Yangon, Myanmar, as a coalition of civil society organizations hands out Center-supported voter education materials.