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    Carter Center Marks Progress in Fight Against Guinea Worm, River Blindnessi
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    Kane Farabaugh
    April 05, 2014 2:12 AM
    Guinea worm disease and river blindness are among 17 tropical diseases the World Health Organization considers neglected. Thanks to the efforts of the Atlanta-based Carter Center, founded by former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, focused treatment and prevention are leading to the elimination of one, and the extinction of another. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh talked with the former president about progress in fighting these neglected diseases.

    Carter Center Marks Progress in Fight Against Guinea Worm, River Blindness

    Published April 04, 2014

    Guinea worm disease and river blindness are among 17 tropical diseases the World Health Organization considers neglected. Thanks to the efforts of the Atlanta-based Carter Center, founded by former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, focused treatment and prevention are leading to the elimination of one, and the extinction of another. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh talked with the former president about progress in fighting these neglected diseases.


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