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The Carter Center Condemns the Violent Repression of Demonstrations in Nicaragua

The Carter Center repudiates the violent events that occurred during demonstrations protesting reforms to the social security law in Nicaragua. We lament the injuries and loss of life and strongly condemn the disproportionate use of public force. Equally concerning were the obstacles to the media’s ability to report on these events, including attacks on journalists and seizure of equipment. Learn More

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn and I are saddened by the death of Barbara Bush. She touched the hearts of millions with her warmth, generosity, and keen wit. The matriarch of a family dedicated to serving, she urged volunteerism as a way for all citizens to participate in our nation’s progress. Through her own work to promote literacy as a value in every American home, countless families now have the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in all aspects of their lives. She will be missed. Learn More

Liberia Ramps Up Resources to Improve Mental Health for Children and Adolescents

Nineteen clinicians specializing in child and adolescent mental health graduated today in Monrovia, Liberia, from a training developed by the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. Learn More

Carter Center Issues Expert Mission Report on Sierra Leone’s March 7 Elections

A Carter Center report issued today by its expert electoral mission for the March 7 general elections in Sierra Leone urges the two main parties to support a peaceful and genuine process for the runoff scheduled for March 27. Learn More

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Passing of Zell Miller

Zell Miller left an indelible mark on the history of Georgia. He was one of Georgia’s longest serving public servants and left our state with a legacy that is highlighted by the Hope Scholarships that provide an education for our young students. Learn More

South Sudan Stops Transmission of Guinea Worm Disease

The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country’s minister of health announced Wednesday at The Carter Center. As of the end of February 2018, South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, has recorded zero cases of Guinea worm disease for 15 consecutive months. Because the Guinea worm life cycle is about a year, a 15-month absence of cases indicates the interruption of transmission. Learn More

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. Learn More

The Carter Center, MAP International and Liberia Ministry of Health Team Up to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Liberia

The Carter Center, MAP International, and the Liberian Ministry of Health have formed a new partnership to combat a growing mental health crisis in Liberia. Learn More

Carter Center Presents Final Report on Kenya’s 2017 Elections

The Carter Center released its final election report today, presenting its comprehensive findings from Kenya’s 2017 electoral period and offering recommendations to help strengthen Kenya’s future electoral processes. Learn More

Communique Issued at the Pre-Election Meeting of Heads of International Observer Missions to the March 7, 2018, Elections in Sierra Leone

The following international election observation missions (IEOMs) present in Sierra Leone: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Union (AU), The Commonwealth, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), European Union (EU), and The Carter Center (TCC). Learn More

Carter Center Deploys Expert Mission to Assess Sierra Leone’s Election Process

The Carter Center has deployed a team of electoral experts to assess the process surrounding Sierra Leone’s March 7 presidential, parliamentary, and local elections. Learn More

Statement from Former U. S. President Jimmy Carter on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Reverend Billy Graham. Tirelessly spreading a message of fellowship and hope, he shaped the spiritual lives of tens of millions of people worldwide. Broad-minded, forgiving, and humble in his treatment of others, he exemplified the life of Jesus Christ by constantly reaching out for opportunities to serve. Learn More

Sudan’s Health Professionals and Science Institutions Receive Critical Equipment and Supplies Needed to Advance Maternal and Child Health Education Programs

In a ceremony today in Khartoum, Sudan, The Carter Center joined officials from the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health and other dignitaries to distribute critical supplies, textbooks, and equipment as part of a five-year partnership to improve the country’s maternal and child health education program efforts. Learn More

Statement from The Carter Center on Rosalynn Carter

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter had successful surgery Sunday, Feb. 18, to remove troubling scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago. She will remain a few days at Emory University Hospital for rest and recovery. Learn More

Carter Center Calls for the Adoption of Local Government Code and Related Legal Texts in Advance of Polls

The Tunisian Revolution was triggered by disadvantaged populations who demanded a development strategy that was just and sustainable, which would redress unequal development among Tunisia’s regions. Learn More

Applications Open for 2018-19 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Applications from U.S. citizens and residents are now being accepted for eight one-year journalism fellowships with the Carter Center's Mental Health Program. These fellowships aim to enhance public understanding of mental health and substance use conditions and reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with these illnesses through balanced and accurate reporting. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and the fellowship recipients will be announced Wednesday, July 11, 2018, on the Center's website, www.cartercenter.org. The 2018-2019 fellowship year begins in September 2018. Learn More

Announcement for 2017 Guinea Worm Disease Case Totals

The Carter Center, together with its partners, recognizes continued progress in the global Guinea worm eradication campaign. In 2017, there were only 20 villages with cases of Guinea worm disease in two countries, both in Africa, compared to 23,735 villages in 21 countries on two continents in 1991. Learn More

Conversations at The Carter Center: Tickets Available Now for 'Protecting Mental Health'

In recent decades, the United States has made great strides in ensuring that those who experience mental illness and substance use disorders have access to affordable treatment services. However, changing health care priorities are jeopardizing some of those gains. Come hear about ways to protect and advance policies that support access to this essential aspect of health care. Learn More

Carter Center Launches Effort as Independent Observer of Mali Peace Agreement

The Carter Center today announced that it has chosen former U.S. Ambassador Bisa Williams to spearhead its efforts as the official independent observer of Mali’s 2015 Peace Agreement. Learn More

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