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It's Just 15

Just 15 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in four countries in 2021, the lowest number ever recorded. When The Carter Center first started leading this eradication campaign, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases in 21 countries.

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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

    Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander highlights the year's accomplishments and shares her excitement for what's to come.

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    From the Blog

    Our experts discuss the importance of establishing sustainable, locally-owned health care infrastructures that function long after we are gone. 

  • From the Blog

    From the Blog

    The dire humanitarian situation in Syria has worsened due to infrastructure loss, continued military action, and a major cholera outbreak.

  • From the Blog

    From the Blog

    Global Guinea worm summit sparks important discussions, renews energy, and delivers tangible actions to accelerate eradication efforts.