Donald R. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, Carter Center Health Programs
Eradicating a Parasite
The parasitic Guinea worm has caused suffering to millions who contract the disease after drinking unfiltered water, allowing the parasite to enter the body. But prevention and education techniques are dramatically reducing the number of remaining cases -- and health officials hope the disease will be entirely wiped out soon.
In this Q&A with CNN, Dr. Donald R. Hopkins, vice president of the Carter Center's Health Programs, discusses the countdown to eradication.