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Upcoming Events: Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Carter Center’s pioneering work over the past 35 years has established us as a world leader in eradicating and eliminating neglected tropical diseases. NTDs are a group of parasitic and bacterial illnesses that have devastating health, social, and economic impact on more than 1 billion of the world’s most vulnerable people. Several important events related to NTDs are happening this week, and you are invited to join in.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Wednesday, Jan. 27

  • Virtual Event: The Carter Center and UAE

    We invite you to join The Carter Center and the United Arab Emirates to celebrate 30 years of partnership and the announcement of a major gift aimed at helping us finish the job of eradicating Guinea worm once and for all! Only one other human disease (smallpox) has ever been eradicated, but we and our dedicated partners are pushing hard to make Guinea worm the second.

    How to watch >

Thursday, Jan. 28

  • Blog Post: Dr. Kashef Ijaz

    The Carter Center and a host of other global organizations and governments will join with the World Health Organization in launching the WHO’s new NTD Road Map. This is a 10-year plan for the control, elimination, or even eradication of 20 diseases that cause massive unnecessary suffering. Dr. Kashef Ijaz, the Carter Center’s vice president of health programs, reflects on this work in a new blog.

    Read the blog >

Saturday, Jan. 30

  • Monument Light Up

    We’ll observe the second annual World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, an event created to bring attention to the accelerated effort to improve health for vulnerable populations. From Tokyo to London, Abu Dhabi to Atlanta, some of the world’s most iconic landmarks will light up to raise awareness for this international cause. The Center plans to illuminate at least eight sites.

    Check out photos on our Facebook page this weekend >

Monday, Feb. 1

  • Online Public Forum

    Carter Center experts will contribute reflections on the power of partnership in eliminating river blindness during an online public forum hosted by the Atlanta-based Task Force for Global Health.

    Register to watch >

     

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