There were 3.5 million Guinea worm cases in 1986. Today there are 25.
They're winning the fight against Guinea worm -- not with medicine, but with community empowerment.
The former president talked to HuffPost about his work fighting diseases the world ignores.
Former President Jimmy Carter's foundation has been a driving force behind wiping out the disease.
Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.
Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.
He's got some unfinished business.
President Jimmy Carter is best known as a former president of the United States. What many may not know is that in addition to his achievement as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, he has also forged immense efforts to fight diseases worldwide.