The Republic of Mali has recorded zero human cases of Guinea worm disease for 25 months in a row, a major accomplishment. The Republic of South Sudan has reported zero cases for 13 consecutive months, also a major accomplishment for the world’s newest country.
The Carter Center is also involved in eradicating cases of Guinea worm in animals, which was first observed in a small number of dogs in Africa.
The Carter Center’s work is paid for by donations from foundations, corporations, governments, and individuals.
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