The Carter Center

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Former President Jimmy Carter discusses wiping out Guinea Worm and The Carter Center's role in fighting neglected tropical diseases.
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Former President Jimmy Carter discusses wiping out Guinea Worm and The Carter Center's role in fighting neglected tropical diseases.
Politics
We all hung on his every word. (Well, except my youngest child, whose tights were apparently too itchy and small so instead
Media
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Impact
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.
Videos
Since his presidency ended, former President Jimmy Carter has made humanitarianism his life's work. Carter is set to stop
Wellness
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Impact
I now see images of children nurturing smoky embers for morning fires, of drinking mysterious teas in cramped huts with a tiny, single source of light and fresh air, and of a mother sweaty with fieldwork leaning heavily on a hoe to balance the baby wrapped tightly to her back.
Impact
Achieving the elimination of blinding trachoma in 2015 in Mali and Niger will reinforce the promise of global elimination for 2020 and can save the sight of thousands of children and adults. It can also serve as one of the greatest tributes to Helen Keller's legacy the world has ever seen.
Impact
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Religion
In his inaugural speech, Carter included the words from Micah: "He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."
Wellness
If Jimmy Carter can wipe an entire disease off the planet, don't you think you can start solving your problems?
Impact
To fight disease is one thing; to fight and win is another. And the Carter Center proves that you don't have to be a former U.S. President to make it happen. Just being a fighter is enough.
Wellness
Q: What would you say to inspire others to become involved in humanitarianism? Q: One of the themes that emerges throughout