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guinea worm disease

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But there needs to be more commitment of officials and health staff at all levels to keep people with Guinea worm disease from contaminating sources of drinking water.
The Carter Center, which Carter founded in 1982 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute, leads global efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease, which maims and cripples more than two million people in Africa every year.
Hopkins' extraordinary leadership during the arduous campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease makes him the ideal recipient of the 2012 Pumphandle Award.
Hopkins, an HDI trustee and MacArthur Fellowship award winner for his work to eradicate Guinea worm disease.
Experts believe Guinea worm disease (also known as dracunculiasis) will be only the second human disease in history eradicated after smallpox.
LF remains one of the seven diseases deemed eradicable by the International Task Force for Disease Eradication, along with polio, mumps, rubella, pork tapeworm, Guinea worm disease, and measles.
There's no way we can succeed in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease without taking into account the movements of the cattle, and thus of villagers, between their permanent locations and the cattle camps," Mr.
The Carter Center's global health achievements to date include: * Reducing the incidence of Guinea worm disease by 99.
The former US leader is on a four-day visit to Sudan to inspect two sets of Carter Center programs: elections monitoring and health care efforts to eradicate Guinea Worm disease.
has launched an onboard program to raise funds in support of The Carter Center and its mission to eradicate Guinea worm disease.
President Carter and Carter Center believe that with continued hard work and dedication, Guinea worm disease will soon become the second disease eradicated from Earth--after smallpox--and the first to be eradicated without using a vaccine or medicine.