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The implementation of the Boma initiative will also build synergies necessary to effectively take South Sudan across the finish line and be certified free of guinea worm disease and elimination of other neglected tropical diseases," he said.
The last cases of indigenous Guinea Worm disease was reported in Kenya in 1994, while imported cases were contained in 2005.
While no vaccine exists for Guinea worm disease, its elimination is progressing mainly through community-based interventions that provide education and change people's behavior.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has launched a campaign aiming at detecting and eliminating Guinea worm diseases in the country.
From 1986 to 2012, there has been a significant decline in dracunculiasis or Guinea worm disease prevalence worldwide.
Along with the success against smallpox came strides against polio, malaria, measles, guinea worm disease, and other nemeses.
Foreign Minister Keizo Obuchi on Friday pledged Japan's financial assistance to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and their worldwide efforts to fight Guinea worm disease, Foreign Ministry officials said.
The latter includes expanded immunization programs and reduction of polio, measles, yaws, rabies, "river blindness," and the Guinea worm disease.
During the 1980s, for example, WHO launched a series of grassroots education campaigns in Africa to prevent guinea worm disease.
Merck Chemical and similar groups help the Carter Center to prevent river blindness and eradicate guinea worm disease in 16 African nations.
Then came a press release from the Carter Center, in which the ex-president praised American Cyanamid for donating more than $2 million worth of the chemical Abate for the center's program to eradicate Guinea worm disease by 1995.