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17 Jan 2019 description
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Contact: Emily Staub, (404) 420-5126; Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org

Carter Center, partners go all out to solve infections in animals

ATLANTA — Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.

20 Jan 2018 description
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Atlanta — Le Carter Center, ainsi que ses partenaires, salue la poursuite des progrès enregistrés par la campagne d’éradication du ver de Guinée. En 2017, seulement 20 villages étaient atteints de cas de maladie du ver de Guinée, dans deux pays, tous les deux en Afrique, par rapport à 23 735 villages dans 21 pays sur deux continents en 1991. Entre les mois de janvier et décembre 2017, trente cas locaux de ver de Guinée ont été signalés dans des zones reculées du Tchad et de l’Éthiopie.

20 Jan 2018 description
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Contact: In Atlanta, Emily Staub, The Carter Center
Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org, +1 404-420-5126

05 Nov 2016 description
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GIDAN GIMBA, NIGERIA — The health programs of The Carter Center have surpassed a major milestone: The organization on Nov. 4 celebrated assisting with the distribution of 500 million doses of donated medication to combat five neglected tropical diseases in 14 countries in Africa and Latin America.

13 Jan 2015 description
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Contact: Emily Staub, The Carter Center, Emily.Staub@emory.edu, +1-404-420-5126

01 May 2011 description
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Twice a year, thousands of health workers and volunteers walk the countryside of Amhara region, Ethiopia, for a week. Their quest: treat every person at risk for the potentially blinding eye infection trachoma and screen as needed for malaria. In this Q&A, Paul Emerson, director of the Center's Trachoma Control Program, explains the remarkable results of these "Maltra"—malaria and trachoma—weeks.

17 May 2010 description
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The Carter Center-led drive to eradicate Guinea worm disease gained significant momentum in 2009, with an all-time low of 3,190* total cases reported -- a 31 percent decrease from 2008.

When The Carter Center began leading the campaign to eradicate Guinea worm in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases of the disease in 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Today, less than a fraction of one percent of cases remain in only four endemic countries: Sudan, Ghana, Mali, and Ethiopia.

16 Apr 2010 description
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A world leader in the implementation of community-based public health interventions, The Carter Center supports the application of the full SAFE strategy for trachoma control and facilitates the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets, health education, and malaria testing and treatment in Amhara.

In an effort to maximize program efficiency, The Carter Center, the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, and the Ethiopian Lions Club partnered to deliver the MALTRA program through biannual week-long outreach campaigns, …

12 Jan 2010 description

A Monthly Publication from The Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At the end of December 2009, Nigeria completed thirteen consecutive months with ZERO indigenous cases of dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease), thus having stopped transmission of the terrible disease after centuries and generations of untold suffering.

02 Nov 2009 description
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Bahir Dar - The MalTra campaigns are a huge joint undertaking between the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) and Lions-Carter Center Sightfirst Initiative held twice a year to tackle two of the major scourges of humanity in Amhara region: malaria and trachoma.

"A total of 9.29 million people in Amhara received trachoma treatment in the first two MalTra campaigns, now in MalTra 3 we aim to deliver services to over 9 million in just one week," said H. E. Ato Ayalew Gobezie, President of Amhara National Regional State in his opening address in Woreta town.

17 Jun 2009 description
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With a population of approximately 17 million, the Amhara Region of Ethiopia is one of the most severely affected trachoma-endemic areas in the world. There are currently more than 15 million people at risk of infection and approximately 470,000 people visually impaired as a result of trichiasis, the blinding form of the disease.

13 May 2009 description
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Center's Network, Resources Combine for Global Impact

Last November, The Carter Center was one of the sponsors of a major health initiative in Ethiopia, in which some 5 million people were treated for trachoma and tested (and treated, when needed) for malaria in a one-week campaign.

23 Jun 2008 description
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The countdown to complete elimination of Guinea worm disease is ticking closer to zero. Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo now have joined the list of countries reporting an end to transmission of the disease. The Carter Center leads the international coalition fighting the disease.

No Guinea worm disease was reported in each of the four countries since 2006. In a ceremony in early April, former President Jimmy Carter honored the nations for their success in eliminating the disease.

05 Nov 2005 description
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ATLANTA....The Carter Center expresses its alarm at the outbreak of violence in Ethiopia rooted in the ongoing dispute over the May 2005 elections. We send condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and urge that every effort be made to avoid further death and injury.

20 Sep 2005 description
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By Jimmy Carter 20 Sep 2005

15 Sep 2005 description
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MOSEBO, AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA - A remote Ethiopian village had cause for celebration today, as Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, senior officials from The Carter Center, and Ethiopia Minister of Health Dr. Kebede Tadesse made a historic visit to commend the efforts of the Amhara Region to prevent trachoma, a painful and debilitating disease that causes blindness

09 Jun 2005 description
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Atlanta.....The Carter Center joins other members of the international community and Ethiopian citizens in expressing its deep alarm and sorrow at the violence, injuries, deaths, and violations of human rights that have occurred since 6 June in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia in the aftermath of the 15 May national elections. Carter Center observers have been witness to and received reports of acts of violence that appear to be the result of a lack of restraint on the part of some government security forces.

19 May 2005 description
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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA...The Carter Center thanks the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for its invitation to observe the May 15, 2005, national elections and all those who welcomed us and took the time to contribute to our understanding of Ethiopian politics and the electoral process.