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Major Media Highlights of Carter Center Work

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

  • President Jimmy Carter Speaks on ‘Defeating Disease’
    FOX: WAGA “Good Day Atlanta”

    A new exhibit at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum in Atlanta spotlights work being done around the world to eradicate disease.  It's something President Jimmy Carter himself is passionate about, and he took some time to talk with Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken about his dedication to wipe out Guinea worm disease.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

  • Carter: Guinea Worm Disease Reported in 3 Countries in 2016
    Associate Press

    Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016. When The Carter Center joined the battle to eliminate Guinea worm disease in the mid-1980s, there were about 3.5 million cases in 21 countries, the former president said Wednesday.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

  • Disease That Causes 3-Foot Worm To Grow In Body Eliminated From Mali
    The Huffington Post

    Former President Jimmy Carter is close to checking off a major bucket-list item: ending a horrific and ancient disease. Together with his eponymous foundation, Carter, 92, announced on Wednesday that dracunculusm, known as Guinea worm disease, has been eliminated from Mali and that there were just 25 reported cases in three African countries last year.

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