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2023 Major Media Highlights

Read the latest news coverage on The Carter Center, our experts, and our work around the world.

GPB: Rosalynn Carter Has Worked Decades to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness. Here's a Timeline

Mrs. Carter has been the nation’s leading mental health advocate for more than half a century — first in the Georgia governor’s mansion, then in the White House and later at The Carter Center. Learn more »

AARP: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Has Dementia

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 95, has dementia, the Carter family announced on May 30. Dementia, which is not a disease but rather a cluster of symptoms that impact thinking and memory skills severely enough to interfere with daily life, affects about 1 in 10 older Americans. Learn more »

Good Morning America: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Diagnosed with Dementia, Carter Center Announces

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia, The Carter Center announced on Tuesday. "She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains and visits with loved ones," The Carter Center said in a statement. Learn more »

New York Times: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Has Dementia

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and a longtime advocate for greater access to mental health care, has dementia, the Carter Center said on Tuesday. The announcement came just over three months after it said that Jimmy Carter, 98, had entered hospice care at the couple’s home in Plains, Ga. Learn more »

PBS NewsHour: How Rosalynn Carter Reduced Stigma Around Mental Health

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia. That news comes about three months after it was announced her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, was moving into hospice care. Caregiving has been a major focus of Mrs. Carter’s life and work. William Brangham looks at that legacy and the impact dementia has on millions of families. Learn more »

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 »

LA Times: Jimmy Carter’s Final Foe: A Parasitic Worm That Preyed on Millions in Africa and Asia

Just a few hours before President Carter underwent his first radiation treatment for brain cancer, he spoke of his hope, in the time he had left, to purge the world of a parasitic worm disease. That was in 2015. “I’d like the last Guinea worm to die before I do,” the 39th president told reporters at the Carter Center. Learn more »

VOA: Global Guinea Worm Infections Continue Downward Trend

“We had six human cases in Chad, five human cases in South Sudan, and one in Ethiopia and one in the Central African Republic on the border with Chad,” Adam Weiss, director of the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program, told VOA during a recent Skype interview. 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 »

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Carter, King Centers Call for ‘Dialogue’ in Atlanta Training Center Conflict

A week after the death of a protester marked a new, deadly milestone in the turbulent saga surrounding Atlanta’s new public safety training center, the conflict continues to elicit commentary from far and wide. Learn more »

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Carter Center Sees Hope in Fewest Cases Ever of Guinea Worm Disease

Adam Weiss, director of the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program, saw his first case of Guinea worm disease as a Peace Corps volunteer in 2003. “I had never heard of Guinea worm before arriving in Ghana,” he said. Learn more »

Associated Press: Guinea Worm Eradication Effort Enters ‘Most Difficult’ Phase

“We are truly in the midst of that last mile and experiencing firsthand that it is going to be a very long and arduous last mile,” Adam Weiss, director of The Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program, told The Associated Press. “Not so much as it taking more than the next seven years – five to seven years – but just knowing that it’s going to be a slow roll to get to zero.” Learn more »

Al Jazeera: Effort to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease Enters ‘Last Mile’

Only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year, according to the Carter Center in the United States. After decades of progress, Adam Weiss, director of The Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program, cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be "the most difficult." Learn more »

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Carter Center: Guinea Worm Disease One Step Closer to Eradication

When the Carter Center assumed leadership of the global Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, about 3.5 million people in Africa and Asia were afflicted with the debilitating illness caused by the parasite. Learn more »

The Guardian: Guinea Worm Disease Could be Second Ever Human Illness to be Eradicated

The number of cases of a painful and debilitating tropical illness fell last year to a record low, fuelling hopes that it will soon become the second human disease in history to be eradicated. Only 13 cases of guinea worm disease were reported worldwide in 2022, a provisional figure that if confirmed would be the smallest ever documented, the US-based Carter Center has said. Learn more »

The World: The Difficult 'Last Mile' Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease

The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Adam Weiss, director of the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program. The Carter Center says Guinea worm disease is close to be eradicated. Only 13 human cases were reported worldwide last year. Learn more »

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards The Carter Center Grant for Advancing Mental Health in Georgia

In response to the growing mental health crisis in America, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has made the first round of grants from its new Mental Health and Well-Being giving area, totaling more than $5 million. Learn more »

Latin America Advisor: Jennie Lincoln: 2023 Will Bring ‘More Challenges of Polarized Politics’ to Latin America

Carter Center's Jennie Lincoln, senior advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, shares her thoughts on what 2023 has in store for Latin America. Learn more »

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