guinea worm

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 discusses wiping out Guinea Worm and The Carter Center's role in fighting neglected tropical diseases.
Former President Jimmy Carter discusses wiping out Guinea Worm and The Carter Center's role in fighting neglected tropical diseases.
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.
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.
Yaws affects mainly children and causes unsightly skin ulcers and painful bone infections that can make walking difficult
The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.
In addition, the World Bank Group is committing $120 million to support the fight against neglected diseases, including support
This past year, the national program reported a 99-percent reduction in cases since 2006. In the history of the campaign, this is the greatest reduction of cases in just seven years and is a demonstration of what South Sudan can do with sustained peace when it puts its mind to it.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live from The Carter Center in Atlanta to make a major announcement in the field of public health