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Britain to Help Carter Center Secure Funding For Worldwide Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease

Britain today announced it will provide major support to a new project that will make Guinea worm the second human disease ever to be eradicated in human history.

International Development Minister Stephen O'Brien said Britain will back a final push to wipe out the debilitating parasitic disease within this decade but insisted other donors provide much-needed additional funding.

The funding would form a vital part of the push from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to ensure that Guinea worm is consigned to the history books alongside smallpox. Read the full press release issued by the Department for International Development (PDF) >

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