2023 Hispaniola Initiative Media Coverage

Gates Foundation: President Jimmy Carter, Champion of Global Health

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been a longtime source of inspiration, counsel, and wisdom to many in the global health community. For decades, he has led the campaign to make Guinea worm disease the second-ever human disease (after smallpox) to be eradicated, and he has championed many other health causes, from the elimination of several other neglected tropical diseases to mental health and HIV/AIDs. Learn more »

Health Policy Watch: Bringing Neglected Tropical Diseases out of the Silo

Published by Health Policy Watch.

According to a report last week by The Carter Center, great progress toward eliminating guinea worm has been made, with the number of human cases annually falling from 3.5 million in the mid-1980s to just 13 cases in 2022, poising it to become the second disease in human history that could be eradicated altogether. Learn more »

World NTD Day 2023 Video

Jan. 30, 2023, marked the fourth annual World NTD Day, highlighting the global community’s commitment to ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that cause immeasurable suffering among the world’s most marginalized communities. Together The Carter Center and our partners celebrated hard-earned progress to #EndtheNeglect and #BeatNTDs. Learn more »

VOA: WHO: Over 1.6B People Infected with Neglected Tropical Diseases

Published by Voice of America.

According to the Carter Center, there were only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease last year, pushing the illness closer to eradication. The Atlanta-based center was co-founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter. Learn more »

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