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Where We Work: Guinea Worm Eradication Program

Guinea worm disease is set to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine.

The program works in the following endemic countries:

Chad | Ethiopia | Mali | South Sudan

Where We Work

Learn more about the Guinea Worm Eradication Program's previous work to eliminate the disease in the following countries:

Stopped Transmission

Kenya - 1994
Sudan - 2002

WHO Certified
Benin - 2009
Burkina Faso - 2011
Cameroon - 2007
Central African Republic - 2007
Cote d'lvoire - 2013
Ghana - 2015
India - 2000
Mauritania - 2009
Niger - 2013
Nigeria - 2013
Pakistan - 1996
Senegal - 2004
Togo - 2011
Uganda - 2009
Yemen - 2004

As of January 2016, a total of 198 countries and territories have been certified by WHO to be free of Guinea worm disease.

View a World Health Organization list of all Guinea worm-free countries >>