The Carter Center

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Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs

"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope." A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. The Carter Center’s health programs fill vacuums in global health, helping to prevent needless suffering and build hope for millions of the world’s poorest people. A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases—Guinea worm, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, and river blindness (onchocerciasis) —by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve access to mental health care and build capacity for health care training in low resource settings. Please visit www.cartercenter.org to learn more about The Carter Center.

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The Carter Center