2024 Major Media Highlights

Read the latest news coverage on The Carter Center, our experts, and our work around the world. Some links below may require a login to read the full article.

Guinea Worm Disease Inched Closer to Eradication in 2023 (The Lancet Infectious Diseases)

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

The Carter Center's 2023 report showed a remarkable reduction in Guinea worm cases, bringing the ancient parasitic disease closer to being eradicated. Alix Boisson-Walsh reports. Learn more »

Jason Carter on Jimmy Carter's Strength of Spirit (CBS News)

CBS News

Former President Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care for a year, and yet, the 39th President of the United States lives on. Thoughts on that from his grandson, Jason Carter. Learn more »

With Trust in Election Systems at an All-time Low, 'Guiding Principles' Offer Balance and Standards (GPB)

Georgia Public Broadcasting

The Carter Center and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy have come together once again to propose bipartisan guiding principles for election administration intended to assist the election community. Learn more »

Bipartisan Report Seeks Ways to Counter Extreme Polarization That Has Created Distrust in Elections (AP)

The Associated Press

The report by The Carter Center and the Baker Institute for Public Policy lays out 10 principles for trying to balance equal access to the polls with ensuring the integrity of election results. Learn more »

Makoy Samuel Yibi Won’t Stop Until The World Eradicates Its Next Disease (GatesNotes)

GatesNotes

Guinea worm once infected 3.5 million people every year. Thanks to heroes like Makoy, that number dropped to 13 last year. Learn more »

Is Guinea Worm About to be Eradicated? (Spotify)

Spotify

Guinea worm could soon be the second human disease to be eradicated. In the 1980s millions of cases were recorded annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Now, thanks to huge efforts globally, only 13 reported cases remain. That’s according to The Carter Center - which is leading the international campaign to eradicate the disease. Learn more »

Will Jimmy Carter’s Legacy Be the Eradication of Guinea Worm? (Times of London)

The Times of London

A campaign started by the former US president is close to wiping out a human disease for only the second time in history. Learn more »

Once in the Millions, Guinea Worm Cases Numbered 13 in 2023, Carter Center’s Initial Count Says (AP)

The Associated Press

Guinea worm disease remains on the cusp of being eradicated, with the global number of cases in 2023 holding steady at 13, according to a provisional account released by The Carter Center. Learn more »

Opinion: Paige Alexander and Kristin Lord: 2024 is the year of elections. Let's act now to protect them. (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Tribune

As we look ahead this year, voters in more than 50 countries, including the United States, will go to the polls. The elections will take place during a period of global democratic backsliding and in rapidly changing social media environments characterized by new threats from generative artificial intelligence and tech platforms’ reductions in trust and safety protections. Learn more »

The World Is Watching U.S. Elections. Here's What Americans Should Be Watching (HuffPost)

“We’re very concerned about the quality of democracy around the world. There’s been a number of countries where things are moving not in the right direction, including in the U.S.,” David Carroll, director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program, which oversees election monitoring around the world, told HuffPost. Learn more »

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